5 New Year’s Goals For Healthier Teeth
Family dentist Dr. Carol Jin, DDS, and her dedicated dental care team in San Ramon, CA, would like to help you and your family have a healthy start to the New Year. After all, making goals for your dental health also helps with your overall health and confidence.
Get A Healthier Smile
Every year, the most common promises people make to themselves include the determination to exercise more, eat right, lose weight, and get their finances in order. We want to suggest an addition to your annual list: a resolution to improve your oral health by working on five simple goals for healthier teeth. Most of them are obvious, but it’s always good to have a reminder.
- Floss Every Day
- Cut Down On Sweets
- Stop Smoking
- Add More Tooth-Healthy Foods
- See Us Twice This Year & Every Year
Floss: Simple, Affordable & Effective
We know you know this one, but we have to say it. Floss your teeth. Most people remember to brush twice a day, but it’s easy to let flossing fall by the wayside. Brushing alone isn’t enough to keep plaque at bay: you need to floss away the plaque and little bits of food that get caught between your teeth. Otherwise, you increase your risk of cavities.
Set an alert on your phone if it helps. Just don’t forget to floss. Your teeth, and your gums, will thank you.
Step Away From The Candy Bowl
Candy, soda pop, chewing gum, and other sugary treats aren’t just bad for your waistline. They don’t do your teeth any good, either. Cutting back on your daily sugar consumption helps to reduce your risk of dental caries.
Great-tasting natural sweeteners, such as stevia, erythritol, and monk fruit are increasingly available. If you’re going to indulge, why not choose treats that won’t hurt your smile?
Finally, Quit Smoking
If you have a tobacco habit of any kind, we strongly encourage you to do your best to kick it. In addition to increasing your risk of certain types of cancer, smoking doubles your risk of developing gum disease. There are many support groups and medical treatments designed to help you quit, so do your body, and your teeth, a favor, and resolve to give up tobacco today.
A Healthy Diet for Healthy Teeth
Foods high in calcium, like dairy products, or calcium-fortified substitutes, are great for your teeth as well as your bones. Fiber-rich vegetables also help contribute to a healthy smile, as they help remove plaque and bits of food from your teeth. So do your best to get in your “five a day” for a healthier body and healthier teeth.
Schedule A Dental Appointment
As many as a third of Americans do not see a dentist on an annual basis. Don’t wait until your gums start bleeding, or a tooth starts hurting, to schedule a dental exam. Regular exams and cleanings aren’t just meant to keep your smile white – prevention is a crucial aspect of good oral health.
Comprehensive Dental Services In San Ramon, CA
We offer a full array of dental services to help you achieve and keep the healthy, white smile that you desire. In addition to the usual oral exams, X-rays, and regular cleanings, our specialties include:
We provide safe, effective, and gentle dental care for your whole family, from kids to seniors. We are also pleased to offer sedation dentistry for our patients who need it.
Get Your New Year Off To The Right Start – Call Us Today
Now that you’ve resolved to get your smile in order, call the office of Dr. Carol Jin, DDS, serving San Ramon, CA, and surrounding areas. Set up appointments for you and your family members today. We look forward to helping you make this a healthy New Year.