As we say goodbye to 2018 and ring in the new year, what better time to refocus your efforts on oral hygiene? At the start of every new year, we set goals for ourselves and resolutions to conquer regarding diets, getting in better shape, and bettering ourselves in various aspects of life. Your oral hygiene is tied to your physical and mental health and should always be taken seriously.
Add some of these simple steps to your new year’s resolution to improve your oral hygiene:
- Replace your toothbrush! Just like we like to start off the new year fresh and with a clean slate, your toothbrush should do the same. You should replace your toothbrush every three to four months and doing so prevents bristles from becoming frayed and worn out, which leads to less effective teeth cleaning.
- Practice a healthy diet. Talk about knocking out two resolutions in one! Practicing a better lifestyle in terms of eating healthier and drinking more water will have a direct impact on your oral hygiene. Limiting sugary foods and drinks and cutting down on snacks will go a long way for your mouth. Drinking fluorinated water can also help prevent cavities by making teeth more resistant to the acid attacks that cause cavities.
- Schedule a dentist appointment. If it has been a few months or even a year since you last saw a dentist, you should consider kicking off 2019 with a visit to MidTown Dental. Our team of professionals can help put together the best plan for you and your oral hygiene needs.
Looking back on 2018, I am proud of all MidTown Dental and our team were able to accomplish. There is no doubt 2018 was a spectacular year, but we are even more excited looking ahead to 2019. On behalf of myself and the Midtown Dental team, we wish you a safe and happy New Year’s!
This column is sponsored by Midtown Dental and the opinions expressed
herein may not reflect those of CFHN or of its advertisers.
BIO: Dr. William Nerestant received his Doctor of Dental Surgery
(DDS) degree from the University of Detroit/Mercy School of
Dentistry in Michigan. After serving and being recognized for his meritorious service in the Air Force as an officer in the Dental Corps,
he currently serves patients at Midtown Dental in Lakeland. For more information, visit mymidtowndental.com or call (863) 226-0987.