4 Helpful Tips to Keep Your Smile Bright in 2020

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The start of the new year is a great opportunity to reflect on your oral health habits and strive to make 2020 your healthiest year ever. While we all know we should be brushing and flossing twice a day, visiting our dentists every six months, and avoiding sugary foods as much as possible, there are additional steps you can take this year to keep your mouth in excellent condition. Here are 4 helpful dental tips to keep your smile healthy and beautiful all year long.

Drink More Water

Replacing sodas and sugary drinks with water is an effective way to lower your risk of developing cavities, tooth decay, and gum disease. Drinking water after eating sweets also washes away excess sugar from the crevices of your teeth and helps promote saliva, which is an important part of maintaining good oral health.

Get Rid of Tobacco

Tobacco use is particularly dangerous to the well-being of your mouth. Smoking makes you twice as likely to develop gum disease, which could lead to more serious health problems, such as tooth loss. Keep your teeth and gums strong by throwing away your cigarettes this year.

Quit Bad Habits

To avoid damaging your teeth unexpectedly, try making an effort to stop bad dental habits in the new year, such as chewing ice, biting your nails, and using your mouth to open containers. These activities may seem innocent, but they are a surefire way to encounter an unfortunate chip or fracture.

Stop Procrastinating

If you have been putting your dental health on the backburner, this is the year to make a change! Whether you’re experiencing discomfort, damage, or discoloration of your teeth, the trusted dental team at Southwood Dental Studio is here to help. We are committed to serving the London area with compassion and modern dental care. Contact us or visit our convenient office location to schedule your free consultation today.

We look forward to keeping your smile bright in 2020!

-Dr. Agrawal

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