Ensuring you have a healthy smile is beneficial in many ways, and can boost self-confidence and self-esteem, and it protects overall health too. Often improving your oral health is quite simple. Follow these simple strategies to enjoy a healthier smile for summer.
Eat More Fruits and Vegetables
Make the most of fresh summer produce and eat more fruits and vegetables. These contain important vitamins and minerals and antioxidants that help fight gum disease. Ideally, aim to eat between five and ten portions of fruit and vegetables each day.
Reduce Your Alcohol Intake
After the silly season, many people resolve to have a dry January but think about moderation going forward. When you drink excessively, it dries out the mouth enabling bacteria to thrive and increasing your risk of dental disease.
Quitting smoking might be tricky, but it’s well worth the effort and can greatly improve your general and dental health. People who smoke are much more likely to develop gum disease, and there’s also the risk of developing oral cancer.
Resolve to Brush At Least Twice a Day and Floss Once-A-Day
If you don’t do so already, make sure you resolve to brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss daily. It’s a simple routine that really does work. Also, don’t forget to come and see us for regular checkups and cleanings here at Thompson Road Dental.