3 Most Important Resolutions For Your Teeth

Three Most Important Resolutions for Your Teeth

When it comes to making resolutions for the new year, many people pledge to improve their health by exercising more, losing weight or eating a healthier diet. As a Lincoln family dentist who understands the importance of having good dental health, Dr. Sowers would like to see more of her patients make new year resolutions that help improve and maintain good dental health. Since 2018 is just getting started, it’s definitely not too late to make a few resolutions for your teeth! Here are three important resolutions to consider making this year that can benefit your teeth and overall dental health.

Reduce Your Consumption of Sugar

The amount of sugar you consume is directly correlated to the amount of tooth decay you’ll experience. Every time you eat something sweet the harmful bacteria in your mouth mixes with the sugar to produce acid that eats away at the protective enamel on your teeth, raising your risk of decay.

One of the best things you could ever do for your teeth is to cut back on sugar. If you’ve got a “sweet tooth”, it may seem impossible to break your sugar habit. Instead of going “cold turkey”, try gradually reducing the amount of sugar you consume every day so you won’t crave sweets so much. Breaking that sugar habit can do wonders for your teeth and for the rest of your body as well!

Drink More Water!

Staying hydrated by drinking plenty of water helps you produce saliva that works to rinse your teeth between brushings. If you tend to reach for a sweet beverage like a soda or sports drink whenever you’re thirsty, change that habit by always having fresh water nearby. A great idea is to carry a water bottle with you so you never have any excuse for not drinking water.

In addition to rinsing sugar and acid off your teeth between brushings, drinking water also helps keep your breath smelling fresh by flushing away bacteria that cause bad breath. Plus your hair, skin, and internal organs will all benefit from more water for a happier and healthier you!

Commit to Visiting Your Dentist Every Six Months for Exams & Cleanings

Far too many people fall into the habit of skipping their routine dental exams and teeth cleanings. Regular dental examinations are key to keeping your teeth healthy. During this type of routine dental visit, Dr. Sowers will do the following: 1. Examine your teeth and gums for signs of decay and disease 2. Evaluate your X-Rays 3. Look for any cracked, broken, loose, or damaged teeth or filling Once your exam is over, our hygienist will take over and give your teeth a proper cleaning to remove plaque and tartar buildup. Then we’ll finish the job by polishing your teeth so you can leave our office with a great looking smile!

Contact Your Lincoln Family Dentist Today

We hope many of you will take our advice and work these three resolutions into your daily lives to make 2018 a great year for your dental health! If it’s time to visit us for a routine exam and cleaning, call our office at (402) 475-8710 or complete the appointment request form on our website. We’re looking forward to hearing from you soon and helping you take good care of your teeth!