2015 has come to an end and we find ourselves at the beginning of an exciting new year! Many people decide to make a significant change in their lives with the start of a new year. Making big changes in your lifestyle can be very difficult to make and it is even harder to keep them over time. My recommendation is to make small, gradual changes that make the transition process easy. This way the changes are far more effective than those drastic ones which get implemented for a month or two.
I would like to suggest three easy and simple changes you can make to your dental health, which are easy to maintain.
- Sugar and acid free diet. Reducing the intake of sweet and acidic drinks like fizzy and fruit juice will save many teeth from getting cavities. A good substitute is water.
- Brushing and flossing twice daily.We all have very busy lives, with a lot on our plates and oral hygiene may not rank high on our daily list. But the bacteria which colonise our mouth are opportunistic and will benefit from lack of cleaning. This is why it is important to seek the way that will work for you in achieving a healthy mouth. In our twice yearly meetings I take the time to customize our hygiene recommendations for your needs.
- Make the time to get a professional dental examination and clean. Set up your six month checkups in advance, this way we can prevent and correct problems when they are small. Prevention is the best solution to all your dental problems.
Dr. Kaufman and Tooronga Family Dentistry, wish you have a happy and healthy 2016!!!