If you’re looking to start the new year with positive goals, why not make this the year to focus on your health? If you’re eager to make this a year of feeling and looking healthy and making the most of life, why not start now?
At Aqua Dental Spa, we focus on preventative care and encourage all our patients to adopt good habits in order to keep dental diseases at bay. Here are some simple steps to enjoy better oral health in 2015:
- Don’t neglect your toothbrush or dental floss: brushing and flossing are incredibly important because they remove food debris and bacteria from the mouth, which helps to reduce the risk of plaque formation. When you brush, take time to cover each individual tooth and avoid brushing firmly, as this can damage your tooth enamel. Reach right into the corners of your mouth and angle the head of the brush so that you can clean along the gum line. Flossing is often overlooked, but it’s really important, as it removes bacteria and traces of leftover food from the areas you can’t clean with a brush, such as the gaps between the teeth.
- See your dentist: we look forward to seeing all our patients in the new year and encourage you to keep up to date with routine appointments. Regular check-ups reduce the risk of gum disease and decay and will save you pain, suffering and money in the long-term.
- Curb those sweet cravings: after Christmas it’s hard to get rid of those sugar cravings, but sugar is really bad news for your teeth, so try to limit the amount you eat and take care when choosing snacks to keep you going between meals. When you eat, acids attack the enamel, weakening it temporarily. If you graze constantly on sugary foods or you wash down a snack with a fizzy drink, this means that your teeth are under constant attack and have no chance to recover.