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Make 2023 The Year of Healthy Smiles

Happy new year! 

Have you made your resolutions for 2023? We have! We resolve to give our patients the highest-quality, most comprehensive dental care possible. We also promise to listen to your needs and help you achieve your smile goals, creating smiles that are not just beautiful but healthy, too. 

But we have a few things we would love to see you do for your smile this year as well. 

1. Brush and Floss Regularly

Brushing and flossing are the two most important things you can do to maintain a healthy smile. Brushing twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste and flossing once a day will help remove plaque, bacteria and food particles that can cause cavities and gum disease.

2. Brush Your Tongue

Your tongue can harbor bacteria that can cause bad breath and other oral health issues. Brushing your tongue helps remove these bacteria and freshen your breath.

3. Floss. For Real.

Flossing is often overlooked, but it’s just as important as brushing. Flossing helps remove plaque and food particles from between your teeth and along the gum line that a toothbrush can’t reach. It also helps to stimulate the gums, which can help prevent gum disease.

4. Visit Your Dentist Regularly Twice a Year

Visiting your dentist twice a year for a checkup and cleaning is essential for maintaining a healthy smile. During your visit, your dentist will check for any signs of decay or gum disease and can provide preventive treatments to help keep your teeth and gums healthy.

5. Eat Healthy Foods

Eating a balanced diet that is low in sugar and high in fruits, vegetables and whole grains can help keep your teeth strong and healthy. Eating crunchy foods like apples and carrots can also help to remove plaque and food particles from your teeth.

6. Drink Water

Drinking plenty of water is essential for keeping your teeth and gums healthy. Water helps to rinse away food particles and bacteria, and it also helps to keep your mouth hydrated. Drinking fluoridated water can also help to strengthen your teeth and prevent cavities.

7. Stop Smoking

Smoking can cause a number of oral health issues, including gum disease, tooth discoloration and an increased risk of oral cancer. Quitting smoking can help to reduce your risk of these issues and improve your overall health. This goes for vaping and other forms of tobacco use too.

8. Protect Your Teeth

Wearing a mouth guard when playing sports can help protect your teeth from damage. Wearing a night guard can also help prevent the wear and tear that can occur from grinding your teeth at night.

9. Tell Us Your Concerns

Do you have a dental concern? We are here to help! Our team of experienced dentists and hygienists can provide you with the care and advice you need to keep your smile healthy. We offer a variety of services, from preventive care to cosmetic dentistry, so we can help you achieve the smile of your dreams.

10. Get the Cosmetic Procedure 

If you want to make a big change to your smile, cosmetic dentistry can help. We offer a wide variety of procedures, from teeth whitening to veneers, from dental implants to smile makeovers, that can help you achieve the perfect smile.

11. Talk to Us About TMD

Do you suffer from jaw pain or headaches? You may be suffering from TMJ disorder, or TMD. Our team can provide you with the diagnosis and treatment you need to get relief from your painful symptoms.

12. Recognize the Signs of Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a serious condition that can have a negative impact on your overall health. If you snore loudly or wake up feeling tired, talk to us about sleep apnea and how we can help.

13. Take Care of Your Dentures

If you wear dentures, it’s important to take care of them properly. Clean your dentures daily and make sure to visit us regularly for checkups and adjustments.

Start the new year off right by taking care of your smile! With proper brushing, flossing and regular visits to the dentist, as well as following these helpful tips, you can have a healthy, beautiful smile that will last a lifetime.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We look forward to helping you achieve your smile goals in 2023!