Weston Dentist Dr Pyle Suggests some Dental Resolutions for the New Year:
Don’t forget your oral health when you are making those New Year’s Resolutions!Most people already know that controlling gum disease can save your teeth – and so are already motivated to take care of their teeth and gums.But did you know that good oral health is associated with good health in general?During some clinical studies, researchers observed that people with gum disease were more likely to develop heart disease or have difficulty controlling blood sugar.
What can you do in 2011 for the good of your mouth, gums and teeth?
1.Brush and floss regularly:Ideally you should brush every time after eating to reduce the plaque on your teeth; and we always tell our patients try to brush at least twice daily using fluoride toothpaste.Floss at least daily as well.
2.Use a mouth rinse (mouthwash):A daily rinse with mouthwash will help control germs and other bacteria that brushing misses. Mouthwash also reduces plaque.There are many rinses available; however the most innovative new product that we have been using in our office for over a year is the CariFree system that can actually treat the unhealthy plaque biofilm, reduce the overpopulation of cavity-causing bacteria, and neutralize decay-causing acids with patent pending pH+ technology.
3.Resolve to give-up or reduce bad habits:Coffee, tea, cola and smoking all stain your teeth and should be limited or avoided.Never open things using your teeth.
4.Use a protective devices:Use a custom-fitted sportsguard (mouthguard) during sports practices and competition to protect your own or your child’s/youth’s teeth from trauma or loss.Wear your seat-belt to help prevent losing your teeth in an accident.
5.Visit your dentist regularly:Those people with good dental health should see us for preventative care twice a year.Some people, such as those with periodontal disease need to be on a 3 or 4 month schedule for their cleanings. We also recommend that you continue to get the work done that you know you need on a regular basis so that it does not become an ”emergency” situation at an inconvenient time.
Our Weston Dental Office Wants to Help You to Make and Keep Good Dental Health Resolutions
Schedule your next dental visit now so that we can help you determine exactly the resolutions that would be best for your health smile!