It’s a New Year, and that means it’s time for New Year’s resolutions. Typically people swear they will get in shape, get healthier, save money, or check something off their bucket list.
At Comfort Dental Centre Buderim we’d like to point out that if you make a healthy smile one of your resolutions, then you can check off at least three of the previously mentioned resolutions!
Oral hygiene is directly tied to dental health and making your smile healthier contributes to general health, which contributes to getting into better shape, and saves you tons of money that you might otherwise have to spend dental or medical treatments.
And if a perfect, stunning smile is on your bucket list, Comfort Dental Centre Buderim can help you with that as well!
Visit Your Dentist
Mark your calendar for six-month checkups with Comfort Dental Centre Buderim! Simple bi-annual checkups are a key part of maintaining a great smile and great dental health.
In addition to identifying cavities or signs of gum disease, your Buderim dentist thoroughly cleans your teeth, removing any plaque or tartar that might have built up.
Having a dentist examine your teeth, gums, and even your jaw and bite can be a step towards an overall increase in health! Missing your dental cleaning can have more consequences than you think, including gum disease and tooth loss.
Seeing your Buderim dentist for preventive dentistry services heads off oral health problems and keeps your smile healthy. Be sure to schedule visits every six months in 2018!
Avoid Gum Disease by Brushing and Flossing
Daily brushing and flossing can help defend against gum disease. Improving daily oral care routines is a simple way to improve your health. For good brushing, brush at least twice a day using a new toothbrush and toothpaste your doctor recommends for you.
Hold the bristles at a 45-degree angle toward your gumline and move the toothbrush across the teeth in a circular rotation. Floss at least once per day to remove unwanted gunk that may have accumulated throughout the day. Replace toothbrushes every 3 to 4 months, after suffering colds or flus, or when the bristles begin to look old and frayed.
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When you make the resolution to eat better, you’re giving your teeth a chance to stay healthy for years.
Eating better usually means reducing consumption of sugars, starches, and acidic foods that can harm teeth. In fact, one study found a direct link between how much sugar a person ate and the amount of tooth decay they had.
If eating better is one of your resolutions, consider dairy products as snacks, as they’re high in calcium. Crunchy fruits and raw vegetables, like apples and celery, clean plaque from teeth and freshen breath.
Antioxidant vitamins, such as vitamin C and beta-carotene, and other nutrients from fruits and vegetables help protect gums from cell damage and bacterial infection.
Kick the Habit
Smoking doubles your risk for gum disease and is linked to many other health issues. Pick a date to give up the habit, toss out of all tobacco products in your home and ask for the support of your friends and family to help you quit. You will have cravings, so it’s important to find a healthy activity to engage in when a craving kicks in.
Quit the Habits that Are Bad for Your Teeth
We’ve just mentioned smoking, but there are other habits that are detrimental your dental health that you can resolve to stop this year. They include:
- Nail biting
- Opening containers with your teeth
- Playing sports without a mouthguard
- Chewing ice
Each of these can damage your teeth and cause a dental emergency. Resolve to quit these habits this year to protect your dental health.
Whiten Your Smile
In recent years, tooth whitening has become incredibly popular for enhancing the appearance of teeth by removing deep (intrinsic) or surface (extrinsic) stains. In-office whitening is done at the clinic. Your dentist at Comfort Dental Centre Buderim uses a peroxide-based gel that works upon contact with your teeth.
Teeth can be whitened to up to eight shades in just one hour. The procedure is quick and results are almost instantaneous. Professional take home tooth whitening is also available. We also offer simple and cost effective professional home teeth whitening.
You use the whitening kit in the comfort of your own home!
Comfort Dental Centre Buderim Cares
Comfort Dental Centre Buderim provides expert care for healthy, beautiful smiles, for the New Year and the years to follow! Call our Buderim dental office to schedule an appointment right away. We serve patients from Buderim and surrounding areas with top-notch dentistry.
Our dental practice in Buderim provides the highest quality of dental care, in a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere, with a commitment to excellent customer service.