Taking care of your gums is just as important as taking care of your teeth. Your gums protect your teeth and bone by preventing bacteria from causing irritation. Periodontal disease,...
If spending less money on corrective dental treatments and maintaining a healthier smile in the new year is your resolution, you have come to the right place! A new calendar year is an ideal time for new beginnings. Give your oral hygiene routine a boost and incorporate these simple resolutions for a healthier smile this year.
By taking great care of your teeth, you may also simultaneously achieve your other health-related goals too!
Commit to Drinking More Water
Staying hydrated and drinking more water has a variety of healthful benefits, including keeping your teeth strong and healthy. Water contains fluoride, and this material protects your teeth from erosion. It also cleans acid and sugar off of your teeth with every sip you take. Set a goal to replace other drinks like soda, coffee, and sports drinks with water and watch your body reap the benefits from this simple swap.
Reduce Your Stress
A little pressure now and again in life can actually give us an energy boost. However, if your stress is chronic, it can increase your risk of insomnia, depression, obesity, heart disease, and more. Additionally, stress, while you sleep, can lead to teeth grinding. This conscious or unconscious grinding or clenching of the teeth and jaw commonly occur while you sleep.
Physical symptoms related to Bruxism, include:
- Teeth that are worn down or chipped
- Tooth sensitivity to hot or cold foods and drinks
- Sore jaw
- Facial pain
If you are showing signs of teeth grinding, talk to your dentist about how they can help!
Get a New Look
A smile makeover combines cosmetic dentistry procedures to address multiple structural and cosmetic dental imperfections simultaneously. Tooth discoloration, misalignment, and fractures are some of the most common smile imperfections that can make your teeth appear prematurely aged or unhealthy. If you’ve always been self-conscious in years past because of your smile, it’s time to make a positive change and regain your confidence!
By sharing your unique concerns with our experienced team during a custom consultation appointment, we can customize your smile makeover to meet your specific needs. A smile makeover can completely transform the look and health of your smile.
Avoid Delay on Recommended Treatments
The new year is an ideal time to start or complete restorative dental work that you have been putting off for one reason or another. Completing a dental crown, implant, or addressing fillings will help to preserve the structures of your teeth, maintain proper tooth alignment, and, ultimately, improve your oral health.
Don’t Let Your Dental Insurance Go To Waste
Dentists recommend scheduling bi-annual cleanings and exams for a reason. Seeing your dentist every six months allows for any outstanding dental issues to be corrected while the problems are still minor.
Dental insurance coverage typically covers preventative dental exams and cleanings in full. Routine cleanings will remove plaque and tartar buildup that brushing and flossing alone cannot. Dental insurance, on average, covers most of the costs of tooth fillings and minor tooth decay, which saves you time and money. Don’t let dental insurance benefits that you’re already paying for go to waste.
See Your Dentist Twice This Year
Are you notorious for putting off your semi-annual teeth cleanings and exams? If so, make it one of your goals for the year to see your dentist at least twice. Avoiding regular cleanings and exams can leave your teeth and gums vulnerable to tartar buildup, gum disease, inflammation, and bone loss.
Let Dr. Aubrey Baudean DDS help you make 2020 your best year yet when it comes to your oral health. Call our office today to schedule your first exam for the new year.