It’s almost 2018, and that means it’s time for some resolutions — what are you committing to this year? Ok, ok, we know many people don’t take New Year’s resolutions all that seriously, but deciding to make an improvement in your life is a great idea at any time of year. For 2018, your dentist in Livonia has a great idea for a resolution that will benefit your oral and overall health in a major way. It’s something that just about everyone can achieve — we promise. Keep reading to find out just what it is.
This Year, Commit to Oral Health
Even though dentistry is largely separate from medical care in the United States, your oral health is closely linked to your overall well-being. Taking care of your teeth and gums over a lifetime can help you reduce your risk of developing cardiovascular disease, diabetes, respiratory issues, memory loss, and host of other health conditions.
If you are like many adults, however, you may find it difficult to maintain proper oral hygiene. The good news is that good dental maintenance is all about habit forming. By committing to your oral health in 2018, you can develop the practices that will help you enjoy cleaner, healthier teeth and gums (as well as better overall well-being) for a lifetime to come.
Perhaps the best resolution you can make for yourself is to brush twice daily, floss daily, and visit your family dentist twice in 2018. Encourage your loved ones to do the same!
Preventive Dental Care Is Crucial
It is usually easier to keep a problem from occurring than it is to fix one after it has developed. By engaging in routine preventive care, you can reduce your risk of developing tooth decay, gum disease, and other oral health hazards.
In 2018, block off just a couple hours for a checkup and cleaning in January and then again in July. During a routine checkup and cleaning, our team will remove all the plaque and tartar that has had the chance to build up since your last visit, then take a thorough look to check for any evidence of decay or gum disease. Detecting these issues early is important for helping you avoid toothaches and major problems later on.
In addition to two routine checkups and cleanings, remember the other basics of dental hygiene:
- Brush your teeth for two minutes, at least twice a day
- Floss your teeth daily
- Avoid excessive sugar intake
- Do not smoke or use tobacco
We are now scheduling appointments for 2018! Don’t wait to book yours — we are sure you’ll feel great knowing you’re making the responsible decision for your oral and overall health.
Meet Livonia Dental Group
The dentists at Livonia Dental Group provide comprehensive dental care for patients of all ages. To learn more about their services or to schedule an appointment to make good on your resolution for 2018, we invite you to contact your family dentist in Livonia at 734-425-7010.