- January 1, 2015
Happy New Year from all of us here at Holly Dental Care! It is officially 2015, and we hope that you are as excited as we are to see all that 2015 has to hold. With everyone around you make resolutions for a healthier body, we hope that you have considered how you might make your smile healthier this year. 2015 can be the year of your healthier smile! Take a look below for some tips to give you a healthier smile in 2015!
Skip the Sugary Beverages – One of our greatest oral health faults is the way we choose to hydrate throughout the day at work or around the house. We should be reaching for refreshing water throughout the day, but we tend to keep sugary soda, coffee, or sports drinks instead. The consequences are much more decay and bad breath!
Avoid Starchy Snacks – Not only do we hydrate poorly, but we also struggle with our snack choices. We tend to lean towards things like crackers, chips, and pretzels, but the result is a lot of sticky debris left on your teeth. Fresh fruits and vegetables are a much better choice because the texture of the snack will actually scrub your teeth and boost your vitamin intake!
Be an Intentional Scheduler – A common problem we see is patients who have busy schedules. When you wait to schedule your appointment until you need an appointment, it is difficult to fit the cleaning on your calendar (if you remember to do it at all). The best way to get your routine cleanings is to schedule your appointments at least six months in advance. This ensures that your appointment is already on your calendar no matter what else comes along!
With a few simple changes to your habits and routines, you can greatly improve the health of your smile. Take some time this new year to figure out where you can make improvements. We would love to help you with this process! Contact us today to get started, and let us know what questions you have. We can’t wait for 2015 to be the healthiest year of your smile!