Are you hoping to spend 2017 enjoying great oral health and a beautiful smile? If so, what steps have you taken to reach that goal? Have you made dental hygiene a priority? What about your diet? The good news is that protecting your smile from cavities, gum disease and other oral health threats isn’t complicated. You will simply need to make some smart choices, in order to best protect your smile!
What Steps Can You Take to Prevent Problems?
Daily hygiene and a healthy diet can help prevent dental issues from developing, in the first place. This means it is important to brush the teeth at least twice a day, for two minutes each time. It’s also imperative to floss, though, a step that many people skip.
When it comes to choosing foods and beverages, keep in mind that the more sugar you consume the more likely you are to struggle with dental problems. Therefore, it’s best for your smile to choose fresh ingredients, as often as possible, and to avoid items that list sugar, in any form, as a main ingredient.
Don’t Ignore Symptoms of Decay
Another important thing to remember, when it comes to your oral health, is that the teeth are not able to heal or repair themselves the way other parts of the body can. This is why restorative treatment is so important. Without prompt restorative treatment, a dental issue is only likely to worsen, requiring more and more extensive treatment to help restore the smiles’ health. If you want to avoid the need for drastic restoration, then, see the dentist at the first sign of trouble, instead of postponing dental treatment.
Ready to Restore Your Smile?
Suspect you could have a dental problem? If you are in need of restorative dentistry, call Michael E. Flynn, DDS, in West Allis, WI today at 414-541-8250.