What's your dental resolution for this year?

Posted by Dr. Patel on Jan 1 2021, 06:05 AM

2020 had been quite a challenging year for most of us due to the trouble brought upon us by the pandemic. Now that it has passed, it is time to move on towards a new year with new aspirations and hopes. Having a resolution for the new year would be a great way to achieve self-improvement, and we have a few suggestions in mind that may interest you.

In 2021, let us have a dental resolution that would change our oral health for the better. Here are a few suggestions:

It's time to quit tobacco usage.

Using tobacco is one of the leading causes of cancer. Tobacco contains hundreds of carcinogens that can lead to the development of cancerous growth in the body. No matter how you use it - either chewing or smoking, it can have a significant adverse effect on the soft tissues of your body. Also, the stains caused by tobacco usage on the teeth are quite difficult to get rid of, even for some of the most advanced teeth whitening methods. Hence, quitting tobacco would surely help you maintain a healthy and pleasing smile.

Get old dental restorations fixed.

How long have you had dental restorations in your mouth? Have they worn out, discolored, or on the verge of falling off? Although dental restorations offer you a pleasing smile and restore your damaged teeth, they have a limited lifespan, after which they have to be replaced by new ones. We will thoroughly diagnose your mouth to check the condition of the restorations and replace them with dental-grade ceramic counterparts if necessary.

Make flossing a habit.

Many of us brush regularly but become slightly ignorant when it comes to flossing. Flossing is vital in getting rid of the microbes and food residues between the teeth, which reduces tartar accumulation, prevents cavities and gum diseases and gives you a fresher breath. It is advisable to brush and floss twice every day for a healthier set of teeth.

Visit the dentist regularly.

A lot of dental practices emphasize visiting the dentist regularly for biannual consultations. This is crucial in keeping dental infections at bay and ensuring you develop a healthier oral cavity. During a routine visit, the dentist will conduct an oral examination, remove the tartar deposits from the teeth, place fillings and restorations on the teeth if necessary, and suggest medication to counter any oral infections. They may also recommend a suitable diet and oral hygiene practices to help you maintain healthier teeth.

Schedule an online appointment or call our dental practice to have a consultation with our dentist, Dr. Patel, and we'll guide you further.

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