Health-related goals are some of the most common new year’s resolutions. But while most of us are signing up for gym memberships or attempting new diets, few of us are prioritizing our oral habits. Good oral hygiene will prevent diseases and help you to maintain your overall health. Read on for a few oral habits to try while getting healthy in 2020.
Begin to Floss Daily
We all know how important it is to brush our teeth twice a day, but many of us forget (or pretend to forget) about flossing. Flossing is a crucial part of oral care because your toothbrush is not able to reach every surface of your tooth. Flossing will eliminate plaque and prevent cavities, bad breath, and gum disease.
Protect Your Tooth Enamel
The outer layer of your tooth is called the enamel. While enamel is one of the strongest substances in the human body, it can still weaken over time. It’s important to keep your enamel healthy because we cannot regenerate it. Brushing regularly and limiting acidic foods and drinks will help your enamel stay strong.
Schedule Regular Dental Checkups
Visiting your dentist every six months for a professional cleaning and checkup is one of the best ways to prevent oral diseases. During your exam, your dentist will check for abnormalities and cavities that might not yet be causing symptoms. They can fix any new problems quickly, saving you time and money while also keeping you healthy.
Ready to schedule your checkup and cleaning? Call Pearl Dentistry at 713-766-4389. Our team is here to help you get your healthiest smile yet!