A healthy mouth is a happy mouth. Your oral health affects your overall health, so this year make your New Year’s resolution about better oral health practices. By taking care of your mouth, you can prevent serious health problems. Gum disease has been linked to serious health conditions such as; heart disease, diabetes, and rheumatoid arthritis. The mouth can be an entry way for infections and by taking better care of your mouth can reduce the risk of infections. Here are some helpful oral health tips to get you on track for healthy oral health habits;
- Make sure you are brushing your teeth properly by taking your time and moving the toothbrush in gentle, circular motions to properly remove plaque.
- Flossing is as important as brushing. By flossing you are stimulating your gums to reduce plaque and help lower inflammation in that area.
- Limit sugary and acidic foods because these types of foods can wear down your tooth enamel.
Good luck with your 2020 New Year’s resolution and don’t forget to make your appointment for your regular teeth cleaning with our office!