New Year’s Resolutions to Improve Dental Health

Updated: Jan 20


The new year is the perfect time to design resolutions for establishing healthy habits. Whether it’s improving toothbrushing habits or completing dental treatment, wellness resolutions are always in season and the benefits of setting goals can be rewarding and motivating. Remember to make resolutions attainable by taking baby steps to achieve them.


Brush Daily

Daily brushing and flossing will help prevent gum disease. Improving daily oral care routines is a simple way to improve your overall health. For successful plaque removal, brush at least twice a day using a good toothbrush and fluoridated toothpaste. Position the bristles at a 45-degree angle toward the gumline and move the toothbrush across the teeth.


If it has been more than 6 months since your last professional dental cleaning, you’re due. Schedule an appointment today.


Floss Daily

Floss at least once per day to remove unwanted goodies that may have accumulated throughout the day.


Replace Toothbrush

Replace toothbrushes every 3 to 4 months as recommended by the American Dental Association.


Improve Display

Start the year off bright. There are several ways to improve your display including teeth whitening. Tobacco, wine, coffee, and tea can turn your pearly whites 50 shades of gray. Call us to schedule a relaxing in-office consultation.


Complete Recommended Dental Work

The new year is the perfect time to complete recommended dental work. Taking steps to improve dental health is a critical part of overall health. Crowns, implants, and fillings help preserve tooth structure and maintain proper tooth alignment.


Preventive Teeth Care

Teeth grinding can be caused by stress, anxiety, sleep disorders, an abnormal bite, or teeth that are missing or out of alignment. Symptoms include dull headaches, jaw soreness, painful teeth, or fractured tooth surfaces. If you’re concerned about teeth grinding, ask Dr. Elbert about solutions.


Thousand Oaks Smile Design offers comfortable and effective treatments to help you achieve your oral health goals. Call 805-492-3553 today to schedule a FREE in person consultation.




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