Four Ways to Maintain Your Oral Health

If you’re looking to improve your smile all year long, look no further. Our team is going to give you four ways you can maintain your oral health during the 2013 year!

1. Replace Your Toothbrush

We applaud you on taking good care of your teeth, but there are times to consider the health of your toothbrush. If you’re an avid brusher, your toothbrush may wear out every three months. If you notice the bristles are worn down and fraying away from one another, consider heading to the store for a new soft-bristled toothbrush or setting up an appointment with Smiles Dental to receive a brand new one.

2. Floss Daily

Flossing should be at the top of your dental care list this upcoming year. There are a wide variety of flosses on the market today, giving you the opportunity to consider your choices. Once you find that perfect floss, keep a few packages in common places like your car and by your phone. This will help remind you to floss on a regular basis.

3. Cut Down On Sweets

One of the best ways you can cut down on sugar is replacing your favorite soda or juice with a lot of water. Take small steps every day to eliminate sugars from your diet by incorporating lean meats, fruits and vegetables to your meals.

4. Getting That Full 8 Hours

Sleep is priceless, especially when it affects your overall health. Sleeping a full 8 hours will help you feel better, stop overeating and reduce the amount of stress you feel. Try relaxation techniques before going to bed to help calm your mind and body.

Incorporating these habits into your new year will help you in the long run, giving you a chance to feel healthy and show of your smile.