4 New Year Habits for Teeth Health
Looking back at 2015, how well did you treat your teeth? Many of us are lenient in taking care of our teeth and gums because we aren’t plagued with oral problems yet. However, there is a strong relationship between poor oral health and major medical problems such as heart disease and diabetes. Are we going to wait for the symptoms to start popping up before we take charge of our dental health?
This new year, what habits can you practice to have healthier and stronger teeth? Nicholas Dental Care has five suggestions to improve your oral health.
1. Drink more water.
With the abundance of juices and soda, it’s easy to overlook your daily water intake. However, water is beneficial not only for oral health but also for most of the body. It helps flush away food residue in the mouth and reduces acidity caused by certain foods. Although studies show you don’t necessarily need 8 glasses of water a day, you shouldn’t drink more soda or juice than water because it ultimately defeats the purpose of water for your health.
2. Eat more fruits.
Apart from their rich nutritional content, fruits are also very good for dental health, particularly the crunchy, juicy ones like apples, pears, and watermelons. They have high water content which makes them effective in neutralizing acidity, and they are also rich in fiber which helps sweep away the bacteria and debris on and in between the teeth.
3. Practice daily oral hygiene.
We have seen plenty of patients who are suffering from dental problems that could be easily prevented with proper oral hygiene. Our advice is to not let your busy lifestyle get in the way of brushing and flossing. Always make time for your oral care routine, no matter how busy you may be.
4. Visit the dentist every six months.
This is one habit many people forget. Some say they don’t need to visit the dentist that often because they already have healthy teeth. Others are worried that they won’t be able to pay for the dental procedures they need to undergo. However, plaque and tartar formation can easily harden within a couple of months and eventually wreak havoc inside the mouth, causing gum disease.
At Nicholas Dental Care, we do our best to give our patients the highest quality of dental care while also considering their financial concerns. We have various payment options as well as insurance partnerships available for patients. If you would like to know more about our services and payment plans, please contact us today and our dental staff will answer all of your queries.