4 Great Dental Hygiene Resolutions

It is quite possible that all those New Year’s resolutions you made have bitten the dust by now. Here are some resolutions about your dental health that you really should keep up for your dental health. Try to follow the four resolutions listed below for a month, and we are sure you will be pleased with yourself as a result!

Resolve to brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss them once a day

This is an easy way for you to keep your teeth and gums healthy and it only takes two minutes or so in the morning and evening. It’s not expensive and it’s easy to do. Brushing and flossing are both vital for good oral health because both remove the plaque (the film of bacteria that coats your teeth) from on and between your teeth. If not removed, eventually this will cause cavities, gum disease and could lead on to tooth loss. Always brush with fluoride toothpaste because fluoride helps to resist the teeth decay and helps support your teeth. Ask your dental hygienist in London for advice.

Resolve to visit your dentist at least twice a year for a check up and also for professional dental cleaning

Do this even if you do brush and floss religiously because even if you are this will not be enough to remove all of the plaque from your teeth. Visiting the dental hygienist for regular cleaning will also go a long way towards overall dental health. See our hygienist in Camden for an appointment.

If you are really anxious about visiting your dentist, resolve to find out about the different things on offer that will help relieve your stress and fear

When people fear the dentist they are usually worried that a procedure will hurt. Others may be stressed because they are worried that the anaesthesia won’t work. Others are just afraid of the needle used to injectthe pain medication. Don’t be embarrassed about this because you are not alone! Modern dentistry has many ways to make treatment completely pain free. Speak to a Camden High Street dentist about your specific fears and he or she will be able to work something out for you to make you feel less anxious.

Now for a toughie!

Resolve to stop smoking or chewing tobacco

Smoking can make you as much as twice as susceptible to tooth loss than those who don’t smoke. Smoking or chewing tobacco can result in cavities developing, teeth discolouring, loss of gum and then gum disease. It is also linked with oral, throat, and lung cancer.

Good luck!