It’s a new year and 2018 is now upon us. A lot of you will probably have a list of New Years resolutions that you are out to accomplish, so why not add some dental new year resolutions in there to keep your mouth in the best shape? We come up with some suggestions for you:
Don’t put off that treatment you’ve been needing to do!
The idea of getting big dental work done can be daunting however, once done it can make you feel like a new person. So, if you’ve been meaning to get Dental Implants, Dentures, Tooth Whitening or simply just a filling, don’t hold off! Speak with your dentist, it will be a lot easier than you think.
Flossing should be an essential part of your dental routine. Yet according to the British Dental Health association, only 21% of adults in the UK floss regularly and one in three have never flossed in their life. Simply brushing your teeth means that 40% of the tooth surface area can be missed in the cleaning process. This increases the risk of cavities, tooth decay and tooth loss.
Smoking is one of the leading causes of mouth cancer and gum disease in the UK. Studies have shown that smoking is a contributing factor to gum disease in 75% of cases, and that smokers are likely to lose twice as many teeth as non-smokers. Not only does stopping smoking improve your Oral Health it can improve your general health and help you save a lot of money.
Cut down on sugar!
Cutting down on sugar and having a healthy diet can benefit your Oral and General Health massively. Eat a balanced diet and limit to eating sugary snacks only at meal times. Snacking throughout the day can increase the risk of getting cavities and having poor Oral Health.
Visit your dentist at least twice a year!
Regular visits to your dentist should be an essential part of your dental health routine, and yet nearly 40% of UK adults admit to not visiting the dentist at least twice a year. Dentists help clean your mouth, advise on how to improve your dental health, and recognise potentially dangerous signs early.