Have you already made your resolution for a New Year, new you in Marysville? Most people resolve to eat better and exercise more, and that is great. While you are working at better health, why not include your smile on that list too? Resolve to make 2019 the year to have your healthiest smile! There are several things you can do to accomplish your goal. Best of all, your dentist in Marysville will be here to help you! Read on to learn more about dental health resolutions.
If you have not had a dental checkup in the last six months or if you have delayed needed restorative care, then stop reading and call your dentist now for an appointment. Regular checkups allow the dentist to monitor your oral health. Teeth are carefully examined for signs of decay, and a professional cleaning removes bits of plaque and tartar that can lead to periodontal disease. A dental cleaning in Marysville helps to ensure the health and beauty of your smile from year to year.
In addition, seeing the dentist twice each year is an important part of maintaining your general health. Of course, having strong and healthy teeth is essential to eating a diet of varied and nutritious foods.
But did you also know that having a healthy mouth could help you avoid overall health problems? Specifically, periodontal disease has been linked to health risks such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, stroke, dementia and problematic pregnancies.
Yes, there is a right way to brush and floss your teeth. Many people think they know how to brush, but in fact they are not doing it correctly. Just a small change can make a big difference.
Whether you use a manual, electric or battery-operated toothbrush, always hold it at a 45-degree angle to your teeth. This way, you can brush the surfaces of your teeth as well as along the gum line. Plaque builds up quickly if it is not removed daily. Then, bacteria can begin to infect your gum tissue, which may lead to periodontal disease.
After brushing, it only takes a few more minutes to floss your teeth. Tear off about 18 inches of floss so you’ll be able to use a fresh segment between each pair of teeth. Guide the floss between two teeth and press against the side of a tooth. Then, gently move the floss up and down and back and forth.
We encourage you to make quality oral healthcare part of your New Year. Call your dentist todayto schedule an appointment and you will be on your way to keeping your resolution!
Meet the Doctor
At Allen Creek Family Dentistry, we are dedicated to providing all of the services our patients need to have a healthy mouth and a beautiful smile. Our treatment options include preventive, restorative and cosmetic dentistry. Call our office today to schedule a visit.