New Year’s Resolutions come in all shapes and sizes. Whether you have made resolutions to have a cleaner house, eat in more often, or travel somewhere new, don’t forget to add some oral health-related resolutions to your list. Remember that you only have one set of adult teeth, and if you don’t take care of them well, they aren’t going to last forever. Consider adding these three resolutions to your list this year.
Chew More Gum!
Yes, this step may sound a bit odd to some but did you know that chewing sugar-free gum is actually good for your oral health? Gum not only helps with your bad breath but it also increases your mouth’s saliva production. And what does your saliva do? It helps get rid of germs, bacteria, and tartar that builds up on your teeth throughout the day.
If our blog post on oral cancer last month wasn’t enough to make you want to put those cigarettes down, make it your top New Year’s resolution to do so. Smoking increases your chance of oral and other types of cancer sometimes by 100%. So, whether you take up extreme knitting or kickboxing to help curb your cravings, your entire body will thank you big time.
Schedule Regular Cleanings
The American Dental Association recommends that every adult get a dental cleaning every six months. If you are a little behind on your dental cleanings or if you can’t even remember the last time Dr. David Sorenson looked inside your mouth, contact our office today and we will get you scheduled.
Want to learn more about how you can take better care of your teeth? Schedule your next dental cleaning at our Blue Water Dental of St. John’s office today!