The new year of 2019 is just days away. Whether you are a person who makes New Year’s resolutions or not, the beginning of a new year is a good time to check in with your oral health. We have a few tips on how you can kick start your smile’s health in 2019. A goal is better achieved when it is broken up into smaller attainable goals. To have a healthier smile, you can resolve to improve your oral hygiene, drink more water, and visit your dentist on a routine basis. Your dental team in Mansfield, Texas is ready to help you reach your smile goals.
Boost Your Hygiene
Most adult Americans do not brush or floss nearly enough. If you think you may be in the majority of people leaving harmful bacteria in their mouths too long, you can resolve to brush and floss the recommended amount of times throughout the day (at least two minutes at least twice a day). If you already meet or surpass the recommendation, try adding a new step to the routine like tongue scraping or alcohol-free mouth rinse.
Drink Fluoridated Water
Drinking more water is good not only for your smile’s health, but for your overall health, too. Water helps keep a mouth hydrated and rinsed of bacteria. Fluoridated water likely comes from your faucet Fluoride can help strengthen and remineralize teeth.
Get a Dental Exam
Visiting the dentist gives you an opportunity to get a clear picture of 2019. Together you and your dentist can make a treatment plan to get your smile in a healthy condition. At your dental exam, you can also receive a professional cleaning. A cleaning helps to remove harmful bacteria that you may not be able to remove on your own at home.
Are you ready for the new year?
Are you resolving to keep your smile healthy in the new year? To schedule a consultation with Mansfield Dental Associates in Mansfield, TX, call 817-473-6227. We proudly welcome patients from Mansfield and the surrounding areas, including South Arlington, Kennedale, Southeast Ft. Worth, Alvarado, Midlothian, and more.