Habits To Keep Your Teeth Clean and Healthy In 2022

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New year, new smile? Keep your teeth clean, healthy, and dazzling with our happy teeth guide for 2022. If you're going to keep any new years resolution, this is one to stick to!

Don't Miss Your Checkups

Did you know you should be visiting your dentist at least twice a year? Every six months, you should schedule a visit to get X-rays, teeth cleaning, and a general checkup to ensure your teeth are healthy. Some people might require more frequent checkups, so be sure to work with your dentist to set up the right plan for your dental needs.

Brush Twice A Day

You might be surprised to know that more than 30% of Americans do not brush their teeth twice a day. Yet, brushing twice a day is essential to remove plaque, bacteria, and food from your teeth.

Don't Forget To Floss

It can be easy to neglect to floss, but it has way too many benefits you don't want to miss out on. For example, flossing prevents gum disease, removes bacteria from the tight spaces in your teeth, and helps prevent tartar buildup.

Eat For Dental Health

Too much sugar can damage your teeth, so be sure to eat sugar sparingly. Instead, add calcium-rich foods like cheese, phosphorus foods like eggs, fish, and beans. Here is a list of foods that are great for your dental wellness:

  • Cheese
  • Celery
  • Nuts
  • Apples
  • Kiwis
  • Broccoli
  • Fatty fish

Get Dental Sealants

Sealants are a coating that is applied to the grooves and fissures in your teeth. This helps prevent plaque build-up and protects your teeth from cavities.

Don't Forget Your Tongue

Plaque can build up on your tongue and cause dental issues, so don't forget to cleanse your tongue. You can brush it with your toothbrush or purchase a tongue scraper. 

Keeping your teeth healthy doesn't have to be complicated. You just need to set up a routine so you can stay consistent and keep those pearly whites happy.  

Contact our team today if you are ready to schedule your 2022 dental checkup. We would be more than happy to help you develop a dental health plan that is easy and effective.