If you want to improve your overall health in 2021, you should begin with your dental health, as the mouth usually tells a medical or dental professional a lot about a person’s well-being. We can support this statement, as we know that many dental problems have a direct link to heart disease, blood sugar control, infection, or a poor immune response.
Make a Commitment to Practice a Regular Routine of Oral Health Care
You can improve your dental health immensely when you subscribe to a regular regimen of brushing and flossing. Brush your teeth at least twice a day for 2 minutes at a time and floss your teeth at least once daily. To support your at-home routine, you might think of using a water flosser to wash away excess plaque, bacteria and food particles beneath the gum line or between the teeth. A water flosser can be used to clean the areas that cannot be reached by a toothbrush or dental floss. In addition, it helps to use a tongue scraper to get rid of the odor-causing bacteria that settle in the papillae on the surface of the tongue. Scrape the tongue and use a water flosser before brushing and flossing to optimize the impact of the toothpaste and your brushing and flossing routine.
Schedule Regular Dental Appointments
You also want to make a commitment in 2021 to schedule regular exams and cleanings with us. That way, we can stay on top of your oral health care needs. When you see us on a regular basis, we can treat any dental problem before it spirals out of control. Because most dental conditions, such as decay or gum disease, only get worse without intervention, scheduling regular appointments will make it easier to regularly care for your teeth.
What are your personal oral health goals for 2021? Besides focusing on preventive dental care, you may want to whiten your smile or make a specific cosmetic improvement. Call us today to arrange an appointment for a consultation and exam. Whether you want to make it your goal to enhance the health of your gums and teeth or improve your appearance with implants or veneers, we can help you reach your personal dental goals for 2021.