Are you ready for the New Year? Next week, we start 2019 and you have a chance to work on your resolutions. Why not resolve to improve your overall oral health? With the right steps, our Albuquerque, NM, patients can enjoy beautiful, healthy smiles all year long.
Brush and Floss Daily
You need to care for your smile from home every day. Doing so helps control how much plaque can accumulate in between your cleaning visits, helping you avoid the onset of tooth decay and gum disease. For brushing, you should pick either a manual or electric one with soft bristles. Use a toothpaste that contains fluoride and the ADA Seal of Acceptance on the packaging. You should brush in the morning and again before bed, each session lasting about two minutes.
Even more important, you need to floss every night before bed. When you floss, you remove the food particles caught between your teeth. You can use either a floss pick, tape, or a water flosser, as long as you clean up and down the length of each side of the tooth, dipping under the gum line in a “C” motion.
Pick Healthier Foods and Drinks
A healthier diet not only helps your waistline, but also helps protect your smile from cavities and other oral health concerns. Instead of sugary snacks and candy, enjoy more fresh fruits and veggies, or cheeses, nuts, and low-fat yogurt. Avoid sports drinks, sodas, and energy drinks, instead consume more water. You stay hydrated and avoid the excessive sugars and acidic content.
See Us For Checkups and Cleanings
Every six months, make time to see us for a checkup and cleaning. The cleaning helps prevent cavities and gum disease by removing all plaque from your teeth. The checkup allows us to keep a close eye on you smile, identifying any problem areas in the early stages.
Schedule a Visit Today
At Snow Park Dental, Dr. Mark A. Miller and our team are ready to help you enjoy better oral health in 2019. Contact us today at 505-299-2979 to schedule a consultation at our Albuquerque, NM, office. We welcome patients and families from Rio Rancho, Corrales, Edgewood, Tijeras, Los Lunas, and all surrounding communities.