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New Years Resolution: Keeping Your Teeth Clean

As the new year begins, thinking about ways to improve your health and well-being is essential. One of the best ways to do this is by setting New Year's resolutions focusing on dental health. Taking care of your teeth and gums can have a positive impact on your overall health, as well as make you look and feel better. There are many different resolutions you can choose from when it comes to dental health. For example, you could commit to brushing twice a day for two minutes each time, flossing daily, using mouthwash regularly, and scheduling regular checkups with your dentist. Additionally, you could cut down on sugary snacks and drinks or quit smoking if applicable. All these steps will help keep your teeth healthy and strong throughout 2023.

Floss every day

Flossing teeth is integral to oral hygiene, yet many people don't do it daily. It can be easy to make excuses for not flossing, such as being too tired or annoyed. However, if you commit to flossing every day in the coming year, you could reduce your risk of gum disease and tooth decay in those hard-to-reach places between your teeth. Not only that, but you'll also get fresher breath!

Brush the Full 2 Minutes

Brushing your teeth for two minutes is essential to maintaining good oral hygiene. Unfortunately, studies have shown that most Americans brush for less than one minute. Using a timer or an electric toothbrush with a built-in timer is necessary to ensure you're brushing enough. This will help ensure that you brush for the full two minutes, as dentists and dental hygienists recommend.

Buy an Electric toothbrush.

Electric toothbrushes are becoming increasingly popular as people realize their benefits over manual toothbrushes. An electric toothbrush can help clean your teeth more effectively than a manual brush, and it can also help you get into the habit of brushing for two minutes at a time.

Stay Hydrated

Staying hydrated is an integral part of maintaining good oral health. When your mouth dries out, there isn't enough saliva to consistently wash away bacteria from your teeth, which can increase the risk of cavities and other dental problems. Drinking plenty of water throughout the day is essential for keeping your mouth moist and healthy. Water helps to flush away food particles and bacteria that can cause cavities and other dental issues.

Schedule Regular Dentist Visits

Regular dental visits are an essential part of maintaining good oral health. The American dental association recommends visiting your dentist at least twice a year for checkups and cleanings. If it has been several years since you last saw a dentist, now is the time to make an appointment.

At Great Neck Family Dentist, Dr. Liberman and her office are committed to providing quality dental care in a comfortable and relaxed environment. We offer a wide range of services. Call us today to schedule an appointment and get started on this resolution for 2023!

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