The new year is an excellent time to reassess your outlook and your goals, especially when it comes to your health. Your dentist in East Islip wants to offer some helpful tips on making your dental care a focus for 2019 because your oral health should also be a priority.
Ideas on How to Make Your Oral Health a Focus for the New Year
Sometimes only a few simple changes are needed to make a big impact on your oral health. Here are a few ideas:
- Don’t forget to brush before bed. For most people, brushing their teeth in the morning is a no-brainer since they’re eager to eliminate bad breath. However, brushing before bed may be easier to overlook when you’re tired or have had a long day. Don’t skip this important routine because it eliminates the food and bacteria left in your mouth after meals that would otherwise sit on your teeth.
- Floss once a day. Another habit that’s easy to skip is flossing. Many people feel it’s unimportant and time consuming. However, flossing removes the plaque and bacteria that builds up in between your teeth and can cause tooth decay and cavities.
- Eat more fruits and vegetables. You may be thinking about this for your overall health, but fruits and veggies also benefit your oral health. They increase saliva flow, which helps to wash away debris; and they also neutralize the cavity causing acids in your mouth.
- Routine visits to your dentist. Your six month cleaning and checkup have never been more important in light of the information showing a direct correlation between gum disease and other health concerns in the body such as heart disease. Consistent visits to your dentist allow them to detect concerns like gum disease and tooth decay early on so you can treat them more easily and effectively.
How About a New You for 2019?
Are you tired of hiding your smile when the cameras come out? Have you considered making changes to the appearance of your teeth? Perhaps 2019 is the year you achieve the smile of your dreams!
Whether you’re dealing with chipped, discolored, or misaligned teeth, your cosmetic dentist in East Islip has solutions and they may not be as time consuming or expensive as you think.
Let 2019 be your year to shine! Contact your dentist to schedule a consultation to learn more about what’s possible for your smile.
About East Islip Dental Care
Dr. Gary Rosenfeld has been taking care of patients in East Islip, NY for over 35 years. During that time he has gathered a team of talented dentists who share his values and work together to provide comprehensive and convenient dental care for patients seven days a week.
We are happy to help you reach your goals in 2019!
If you would like to contact East Islip Dental Care, we can be reached by calling 631-581-8600 or through our website.