The new year is here and now is the perfect time to improve your oral hygiene habits. If you’ve been slacking on keeping up with your brushing and flossing, there’s no better time to start than right now by making it your New Year’s resolution. Keeping up with a good dental hygiene routine can help prevent cavities, gum disease, and eventual tooth loss. Dr. Ashraf is dedicated to helping patients keep their teeth healthy and strong by providing routine cleanings and checkups.
Oral Hygiene Tips for The New Year
Start the new year in the best way possible by improving your dental hygiene. By using these simple tips and listening to your Waterloo dentist, you can help prevent serious damage to your smile. Dental tips to help keep your smile healthy this new year include:
Make Oral Care Entertaining: Regular brushing and flossing can sometimes feel like a chore, so try making it a more entertaining part of your daily routine by using apps on your phone or timing it using a favorite song. There are several free apps you can download on your smartphone to help make sure you are brushing for a full two minutes and help entertain you or your kids while performing this routine task.
Develop Good Habits: Making brushing and flossing a part of your daily routine is an important habit to develop. Using mouthwash or even just rinsing your mouth with water after eating lots of sugar or foods that might be particularly damaging can also help protect your teeth and gums from cavities or gum disease.
Monitor What You Eat: Eating more dental-friendly foods such as fibrous vegetables will help protect your smile. Avoiding foods high in sugar and certain acids prevents cavities, keeping your teeth strong and healthy.
Go to the Dentist: Visiting our Waterloo dentist twice a year for cleanings and checkups can help us catch early warning signs of oral health issues. A deep cleaning gets rid of plaque and tartar, preventing gum disease which can cause serious issues for your smile if left untreated.
Start the new year off on the right food by visiting Dr. Ashraf for a checkup. Our Waterloo dentist can identify trouble spots and help you develop an oral hygiene plan that will prevent serious damage to your smile down the line.
Contact Dr. K Ashraf Today
If you are suffering with poor oral hygiene or if it’s time for one of those annual cleanings, Dr. Ashraf offers the highest quality of dental care to every patient so you can walk out with a sparkling smile. Contact us today and see how a professional dental cleaning can help maintain your oral health.