If you still have not made a new year’s resolution, you may want to consider prioritising your oral health in 2017. Ring in the new year with a new smile by following these five easy tips:
1) Never forget to brush & floss
It goes without saying that regular brushing and flossing are crucial for maintaining a healthy smile. The best way to prevent tooth decay is brushing a minimum of twice a day. Don’t forget to floss at least once a day. Flossing your teeth removes plaque build-up and helps for healthier gums. Good health starts with your mouth, if you neglect to brush and floss on a regular basis you are putting yourself at risk for gingivitis and gum disease. Kick off the year with a fresh mouth with a thorough dental cleaning.
2) Leave the bad habits in 2016
For a healthier smile, consider It’s no secret that smoking has a negative impact on your health but it also ruins your smile. Consider leaving the pack behind and saving yourself from tooth discoloration, damaged gums, and oral cancer. Beverages like coffee and alcohol also have negative effects on your teeth. Excessive coffee drinking can stain your teeth and alcohol consumptions increases your chances of gum recession. Nervous habits like nail and lip biting lead to the wearing down of enamel, damaged gums, and an unhealthy spread bacteria. Start your journey to a better smile and correct the damages done by bad habits with a teeth whitening.
3) Eat clean
Not only are fresh fruits and vegetables essential for a healthy diet, some can even help you with a more radiant smile. Foods that are high in vitamin C and antioxidants support healthy gums and protect from bacterial infection. Crisp fruits and vegetables like celery, apples, and carrots help for fresher breath and plaque removal.
4) Make a “Clean Routine”
Planning out your dental appointments ahead of time can help you from falling behind and keep your dental health in tip top shape. Book your routine dental cleaning and prevention appointments today so you don’t have to worry about them later. Having a dental cleaning every six months can do wonders for your oral health and is more cost-efficient than waiting until restorative measures need to be taken.
5) Don’t forget to SMILE!
Smiling is the one contagious thing you’ll want to spread. It improves your spirits and the spirits of those around you. When you take care of your mouth you’ll want to show it off. A healthy smile will lead to a happy year. If you’re not confident with your current smile, consider starting off 2017 with a smile makeover from Dr. Rodney Raanan, the dentist of choice in the 90210 area.
For all your teeth whitening, smile enhancing, and preventional dental needs, book your appointment at our gorgeous Beverly Hills office with Dr. Rodney Raanan and start your year off right.
Happy New Year from all of us at Rifkin & Raanan. Wishing you happiness, wealth, and good oral health.