It’s a brand new year for all of us! Do you want to jump start the year with good oral care habits? Well-loved caring for the teeth means caring for your smile. If you don’t make a conscious effort to care for your teeth, your unhealthy habits will take a toll on both your oral and physical well-being, as well as the aesthetics of your teeth. The good thing is that you have a choice. You can always use preventive care measures to avoid dental problems. Make this choice today, and practice good oral hygiene care. Read our suggestions below and see how they apply to your lifestyle.
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A US study indicated that there has been an increase in emergency-room dental cases from 2000 to 2010. This goes to show that more Americans are seeing the dentist only when problems arise at Creative Smiles, Drs. Jeannie and Sung Ju stress the importance of preventive care treatments to prevent costly and complex dental situations. If you pay your dentist a visit regularly, deep cleanings and routine check-ups can be performed so dental problems are detected early. Early diagnosis often means that you have more dental treatment options than with delayed dental exams.
Brush and Floss your Teeth the Right Way
Daily brushing and flossing are very important as they hamper the growth of plaque and bacteria in the mouth. But do you brush your teeth correctly? brushing must be done for at least 2 minutes each time. Divide your mouth into 4 quadrants, and then brush each quadrant for 30 seconds. Use gentle, circular strokes as well as tilting your toothbrush in different ways to properly brush the teeth.
Just like tooth brushing, flossing also plays a major role in good hygiene care. Snapping the floss will often do more harm than good as it can create friction along the gum line. Use a new section of floss for every tooth. Floss effectively by keeping it tight. This way, plaque is removed without hurting your gums. Brushing after meals and flossing before bedtime should be part of your daily routine, to keep your teeth and gums clean and healthy.
Put an End to your Smoking Habit
We all know that smoking is bad for your oral and physical health. According to a UK research in 2011, 4 out of 5 lung cancers are brought about by smoking. The tar and nicotine contained in cigarettes are also known to cause tooth discoloration and gum problems for you. It harms your lungs, eats away at your gums, and increases your risk for oral cancer and tooth loss. If you still smoke cigarettes or tobacco, now is the time to kick off the habit. Quitting smoking is a great way to begin the New Year with a healthy start.
For top-notch, excellent dental care, visit us at Creative Smiles today. We are dedicated to providing you with truly beautiful and healthy smiles. Schedule your consultation now by calling us at (520) 825-8112.