With a new year comes resolutions. You may have already decided to learn a new language, travel more, or spend more time with family. These are all good resolutions, but we have a few other ideas.
Flossing helps prevent gum disease and helps keep the rest of your body healthy. If you have trouble flossing, that’s not an excuse. Try a dental flossing aid and feel free to ask anyone at the Centre Dentaire Lasalle how to use it.
Change Your Toothbrush
A toothbrush is not something you want to hold on to. You should replace your brush every three months, or earlier if the bristles appear worn.
Smoking can lead to a variety of illnesses including cancer, heart disease, and emphysema. It can also increase your risk of gum disease, stain your teeth, and lead to foul smelling breath. This is the perfect year to quit smoking.
Wear a Sports Guard
Sports guards can protect your teeth from chipping, breaking, and even dislodging. They can also protect your jaw joints from trauma, a crucial component of concussion prevention. Wear a custom mouth guard during any activity where you can get a blow to the face or mouth.
Don’t Use Your Teeth as Tools
This year, avoid using your teeth to open bottles, packages, or anything else. Over time, these actions can cause your teeth to weaken, chip, and even break.
Whiten Your Smile
A brighter, whiter smile can make you feel more confident and more attractive to others. Show off a beautiful smile to the world. You’re worth it.
Eat Plenty of Fruits and Vegetables
Fruits and vegetables are not only good for your overall health, they are also good for your oral health. Crisp fruits and raw vegetables, like celery and carrots, can clean plaque from your teeth and even freshen your breath.
Wear Your Seat Belt
Not only do seat belts save lives, they also protect your mouth from minor accidents, such as chipped, broken, and even dislodged teeth. Buckle up – save your life and your smile.
Visit the Dentist Regularly
Make your dental health a priority this year. Visit your dentist regular, every six months. Your mouth will reward you.
If you have any questions or concerns about any of these dental resolutions or one of your own, please do not hesitate to contact us. You can contact us at (514) 364-3366 or click here to visit our website. Also be sure to visit our Facebook page to keep up with information that affect your dental health and wellness.