Want to enjoy a fresh start in 2017? Namely, are you hoping to take steps to enjoy better health in the coming year? If so, your first resolutions might have to do with eating better, and exercising more. But what are you going to do to care for your smile? Oral care can be incredibly important to both your confidence and your overall health. So, if you truly want to start the year on a bright, and healthy note, take some steps to better care for yoru smile in 2017.
What More Can You Do to Care for Your Smile?
If you are not already flossing, you really should be. Think of it this way. When you fail to floss your teeth, you are leaving approximately 1/3 of your smile unclean. Would you shower only 2/3 of your body? If not, you shouldn’t be cleaning only 1/3 of your smile either. With a little practice, flossing should not be uncomfortable, or time-consuming. So in 2017, commit to adding this simple but important preventive care to your daily hygiene routine, which can help decrease your chance of developing cavities.
Have You Seen the Dentist in 2016?
What about the dentist? Specifically, when was the last time you saw one? Did you know that if it has been more than six months since you last visited the dentist for a checkup and cleaning, that you are already overdue for preventive care. Most people need to see the dentist at least twice a year for optimum oral health, though many patients find they actually require more frequent visits in order to adequately prevent cavities and other dental problems.
So, if you really want to enjoy a great and beautiful smile, be sure to see the dentist at least twice in 2017!