Are you doing your best on a daily basis to care for your oral health? Do you spend any time searching online or wondering if you could do anything to bolster your efforts in dental hygiene? Your goal, of course, is to feel even more confident about your ability to avoid the usual oral diseases that crop up when teeth and gums aren’t in excellent condition (like cavities and periodontal problems). Good news: We are ready with a couple extremely helpful – and often surprising – tips on hand to make sure you are making the most of that hygiene at home.
Tip #1: Stop Buying Sugar
If you’re trying to avoid sugar with will power alone, you might find that you’re fighting a losing battle. You know that avoiding sugar and practicing good dental hygiene is a wonderful method for protecting your oral health, so how to stop with the sweets? Simply avoid purchasing it. As a result, it won’t be in your lunches you bring to work, it won’t be sitting in your pantry at home, and you will begin thinking of it as a special treat.
Tip #2: Replace Your Toothbrush (Again)
As you may have realized, the older you get and the busier you are, the more quickly time passes. When it comes to your dental hygiene, this comes into play regarding your toothbrush. While you may think you’ve been using that brush for only a couple weeks, it might have been several months. Do yourself a favor and mark your calendar when you begin brush use, so you remember to replace it with a new one every three months.
ABOUT YOUR SAN FERNANDO VALLEY, CA, DENTIST:
At A New Smile Dental Group, our dentists strive to offer each patient individual care and access to high-quality, modern dentistry at an affordable price. If you would like to schedule a consultation, then call our San Fernando Valley, CA office today at (818) 897-5771. We proudly serve residents of Pacoima, CA, as well as San Fernando, Los Angeles, Granada Hills, Van Nuys, Sherman Oaks, and all surrounding communities.