New Year, New You! A Healthy Smile For 2020
A new year brings new challenges as well as an opportunity to make health and lifestyle changes—this can include giving your teeth a little more care. Here are a few ways you can improve your dental health and oral hygiene in 2020.
Book a post-Christmas hygienist appointment
Christmas is a time for overindulgence! Unfortunately, some of the foods and drinks we love most at Christmas are not great for our teeth. Alcohol (prosecco in particular) is full of sugar and can erode your tooth enamel. Book yourself in for a post-Christmas routine hygiene appointment where we can perform a scale and polish with Airflow polishing to remineralise exposed dentin (where your enamel has worn away). We recommend to patients that they should aim to book a routine hygienist appointment every 6 months. Keeping on top of your dental hygiene is a huge investment into your long-term future and can save you needing more advanced treatment.
Kick your smoking habit
Quitting smoking can be one of the toughest lifestyle changes to make, but it’s so worth it for both your overall and dental health. Tobacco is the cause of several oral health problems, including mouth cancer, tooth loss, gum disease and bad breath. Smokers are also much more susceptible to discoloured teeth and no amount of brushing and flossing can keep this at bay if you’re a long-term smoker. Here at Smile Up Dental we can offer you advice, help, and support on quitting smoking and give you suggestions on how to make changes to your dental health routine for a brighter and healthier smile.
Establish a routine
Did you know that 3 in 10 Brits only brush their teeth once a day? Brushing only once a day puts you at risk of developing a myriad of problems ranging from gum disease and discolouration to cavities and tooth loss. Get yourself into a regular brushing routine and make no excuses not to brush. There are a series of apps that can help you with this and keep you motivated to brush even when it’s super late and you feel you just want to go to bed!
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