It’s the season of new beginnings! We’re sure that you’ve had your fair share of “New Year, New Me” flooding your feed already. Despite how motivational it is, we all know that failure to plan is a solid plan to fail. If your teeth or smile ever held you back from being confident and reaching your goals, let us help you achieve your 2020 oral health resolutions with these three tips:

#3 Visit your dentist: Your dentist is the expert when it comes to keeping your mouth clean and healthy. Scheduling checkups allows your dentist to monitor your dental health and address any concerns before they become bigger problems. It is recommended visiting your dentist every six months; this is the best way to make sure your dental health is at its best. So, if you haven’t visited your dentist in years, make it your priority to pay him/her a visit as soon as possible, and don’t forget to schedule your next cleaning six months later.

#2 Brushing and flossing your teeth are a big defense in preventing dental health complications. If you don’t brush and floss as recommended, plaque can develop on and between teeth causing cavities, tooth decay and gum disease. Dentists recommend brushing at least twice and flossing at least once a day. Remember, when you brush your teeth, the goal is to remove any food and plaque on your gums and teeth. Plaque is soft and a tooth brush with soft bristles can easily remove it.  A hard toothbrush is no more effective at removing plaque than a soft one and can cause harm to the teeth and gums if scrubbed too hard possibly irritating the gums and causing recession. If your dental hygiene habits are lacking, step up your game in 2020 by brushing and flossing regularly

#1 Align Your Bite: Schedule an orthodontic consultation to get the straight and radiant smile you have always wanted. Children, teens and adults have so many options for orthodontic care. From traditional metal to clear ceramic braces, phase I treatment for the younger patients and Invisalign clear aligners.  If you feel that your smile could use a little straightening, give us a call to schedule a complimentary consultation and find out which orthodontic treatment best fits you.

Happy New Year, New You, and New Smile!