Improve Your Oral Health This New Year

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The New Year is a time for setting goals for the upcoming year. Often lists consist of going to the gym and eating healthier. While these goals are great for your overall health, did you know that they are important to your oral health as well?

This year, make your oral health one of your resolutions. Below are simple things you can do to ensure a healthier mouth for 2019.

Brush and Floss Twice a Day For Two Minutes

Start off the year by ensuring that you are practicing proper brushing and flossing techniques. Regular brushing and flossing reduces the buildup of plaque which if not taken care of, can lead to gum disease and other periodontal diseases.

If you have questions about how to brush and floss properly, Fairview Mall Dental Centre staff can give you a tutorial at your next visit.

Incorporate a Healthy Routine

Keep your mouth healthy from the inside out! Incorporate regular light exercise and a balanced diet can reduce the risk of periodontal disease.

To easily incorporate this into your routine, take short walks when you can and swap out a unhealthy breakfast or lunch for a healthier option. Simply swapping out a bagel and cream cheese for a fruit parfait is a great place to start!

Scheduling Check-ups and Cleanings

Paying Dr. Zogby a visit every six months is vital to keeping your mouth in tip top shape! These appointments are important in preventing oral related problems such as gum disease and tooth decay from developing.

At these check-ups, Dr. Zogby will perform an examination of your mouth and will give recommendations on how you can keep your oral health up to par.

This year, be sure to add oral health goals to your list of resolutions – your teeth and your body will thank you!