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Everyone wants to turn over a new leaf in the new year. For some, it will be to lose weight; for others it will be a career change. But not all resolutions have to be huge. You can vow to change little things in your life that will have a big impact on your health, particularly your oral health. As we tick over to 2021, here are some New Year’s resolutions you can make for better teeth and gums.
First things first. If you haven’t made your next dental appointment, now’s the perfect time. Regular cleanings in Studio City are essential. So pick up the phone and make appointments for yourself and your family.
If you’ve become a bit lax in the brushing and flossing department, January is a great time to renew your commitment to daily oral hygiene. Even if you brush twice a day already (remember to brush for a full two minutes), the job’s not complete unless you also floss daily. This will help remove the food particles left behind that brushing can’t get. It will also help remove the plaque that has started to build up.
If your sweet tooth has been taking over lately, it’s time to cut back. Bacteria feed on sugar, eroding your enamel until cavities form. Resolve to reduce your intake of breads, baked goods, cookies and candy this year, and you will do your part to keep cavities at bay.
If you smoke, even a little bit, stop this year. Smoking is very bad for your health, as you probably already know, but it’s not doing your teeth and breath any favors either. Careful about the cravings that will set in once you quit…stay away from the fatty foods and sweets so you don’t trade one vice for another.
Resolve to eat more fruits, veggies and whole grains this year and you will see the pounds drop and your oral health improve. Fibrous foods, apples, and dairy products are good for your teeth. Crunchy foods high in fiber help to scrub away plaque, for instance. Stay away from acidic foods like lemons and beverages like soda. If staining is a concern, stay away from foods like berries or beverages like red wine to avoid discoloration of your teeth. Renew your resolve to drink more water, which is good for your physical health but also helps to wash away food particles in your mouth.
If you’re unhappy with your smile, this year should be your year to be proud of your teeth. Come to Studio City Dental Center for a variety of restorative and cosmetic dental procedures.
With the new year comes a new you! Resolve to have a healthier mouth in 2021, and contact us for your appointment today at 818-762-2977.