Wondering what else can be done to protect your smile in 2017, and moving forward? In fact, are you hoping this might be the first year you enjoy a cavity-free smile, or that you reap the benefits of having a healthy and beautiful smile? The great news about oral care is that it doesn’t have to be time consuming or daunting. In fact, many of the best ways to protect your teeth and gums are quite simple. They just require some diligence in making healthy choices, that will help promote oral health, not work against it.
Drink More Water
Did you know that one of the easiest ways to protect your smile is by drinking water? Just as water is essential to the rest of your body, to keep it properly hydrated, water is essential to the smile as well. That is because it helps the smile produce saliva, which is a natural defense against tartar buildup. So, if you are not already drinking the daily recommended allotment of water, each day, be sure to do so in 2017. Your smile, and body, will thank you.
Visit the Dentist At Least Twice a Year
Of course, no other healthy habits or preventive techniques are a substitute for regular dental checkups and cleanings. That’s because routine dental visits are essential for removing any existing tartar buildup, and also to check for burgeoning issues, such as acidic erosion. Without regular checkups and cleanings, you are far more likely to struggle with oral health problems, including gingivitis, the first stage of gum disease, and cavities, which are the most common dental problem in kids and adults, alike.