New Year, New You- Our Top Dental Tips to Start the New Year off

It’s the perfect time of year to reflect and make new resolutions, so why not resolve to improve your oral care at home? There are lots of ways you can improve your smile and make the very most of the summer.

Brush More Frequently

You should brush your teeth a minimum of twice a day and brushing more frequently may seem daunting. Try keeping a toothbrush in your office so you can freshen up during the day. Also, make sure your family brushes regularly too from a very early age.

Floss Every Day

Daily flossing is essential and is the best way to maintain a healthy smile. If you find flossing tricky, try a different brand of dental floss or investigate other flossing tools like flossing pics, interdental brushes and water flossers. Don’t forget, we can help you improve your flossing technique.

Choose Healthier Foods

One of the most popular New Year’s resolutions is to diet, but it’s worth thinking about your oral health when you choose foods. Eating foods that are rich in antioxidants, minerals and vitamins, including vegetables, fruits, nuts and other foods will help reduce inflammation, and provide your body with everything it needs to fight bacteria that can cause gum disease. In most cases, these food choices will also help shed any extra pounds.