2020 is here and your Keller, TX Dentist wants you to know that a great resolution during the entire year (Yes! Not just in the New Year) is to improve your dental hygiene if you’re struggling. While you may just want whiter teeth in 2020, there are thousands of health benefits that you can receive from better oral hygiene.
To start off, by improving your oral health, you can reduce your chances of gum disease, oral cancer, and tooth & gum decay. You can also better prevent cardiovascular disease, dementia, prostate problems, respiratory infections, and health problems.
Healthy People in 2020: What Should You Be Doing?
While the majority of us know that brushing twice daily for two minutes and flossing after each meal can greatly improve your oral health, your overall health benefits as well.
But, there’s actually a lot more to be thinking about than just brushing your teeth, gums, and tongue while flossing regularly. Some of the greatest things we do for our oral and overall health have to do with what we put into our bodies. Let’s look at some of the things that can support healthy gums, teeth, and that beautiful smile of yours.
Drink More Water
Water by far is the most important part of your diet and when taking care of your oral health. Be sure to drink plenty of water after each meal to wash the food out of your teeth as well as a lot of the negative stick and acidic foods that like to sit on your teeth and gums between teeth brushings.
Eat Crunchy Fruits and Vegetables
Fruits and veggies are by far better than your fast food and frozen food alternatives. Along with being better for you, crunchy fruits and veggies from a young age can strengthen the jaw and gums to improve their ability to hold your teeth and create a healthy place for your teeth to sit.
Avoid Sugary and Acidic Foods
Sugar and acid attack the teeth and gums worse than most would like to believe. If you can avoid these types of food including soft drinks and sugary beverages then you greatly improve your chances of avoiding gum disease and other illnesses.
Visit Your Keller, TX Dentist Twice Yearly
We want to invite you to schedule your next dental visit with us in 2020 and start the year right. We have a completely new interior for our office full of newer, and better dental equipment to provide the most advanced care to you and all of our patients. Schedule an appointment with us by giving us a call at (817) 431-5514.