We see it all the time.
Someone who has been putting off a visit to the dentist because of a busy work schedule or family life.
Taking care of your mouth is like taking care of your car. The longer you go between regular maintenance, the more costly and time consuming the repairs can end up being.
Of course, nobody likes to visit the dentist so Follow these simple dental health tips to keep you on the path to saving money and protecting your smile!
- Create a dental hygiene routine: It can be tough to get in the habit of brushing and flossing 2-3 times a day! Studies have shown that if you do something consistently for a few weeks it creates a habit in your brain which can actually make dental hygiene easy! So look at your calendar and pick today as the day to start your new habit. Next, cross off the days until you hit the magic day number 30. Beyond day 30 you should notice that not only is it easier to keep up with your routine you will actually start enjoying it!
- “Only floss the teeth that you want to keep.” This old saying rings true because brushing is only half of the equation. Flossing not only helps release food particles trapped between your teeth it helps keep your gums healthy too! Be sure to floss a minimum of once a day.
- Avoid high sugar foods. There are many great health reasons to avoid high sugar foods like candy and soda, but as far as your mouth is concerned, the high concentrations of sugar can accelerate tooth decay and make your job of keeping your mouth healthy that much more difficult. If you do allow yourself the occasional sweet treat be sure to brush shortly afterward to eliminate any excess sugars and acids left in your mouth.
- Visit the dentist regularly: Ironically, the best way to avoid costly repairs and to keep your smile looking its best you should visit the dentist every six months four a routine checkup and cleaning.
an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
It’s never too late to start your own dental hygiene routine. Grab that calendar, and start crossing off those days to building a new habit!
To learn more about proper dental hygiene check out the American Dental Association’s website here.
If you haven’t been to the dentist in a while, it’s time to get back up to speed. Contact us today to schedule your appointment. We accept a wide range of insurance providers and even offer discounts to cash patients.