Now that the festive season is well and truly behind us, and the New Year is in full swing, it’s time to start thinking about your smile. During the warmer months, when the sun finally comes out, people have the tendency to smile a lot more. And why wouldn’t they? There’s plenty to smile about when the weather’s nice!
Located in Sydney’s inner west, Balmain Dentist are committed to making 2017 your brightest year yet, by helping people from across Sydney achieve their dental resolutions.
If you’re determined to make 2017 the year you get your smile in tip-top shape, these simple tips will put you on the road to success.
Adopt a Good Oral Hygiene Routine
This may seem like an obvious one, but after all of those late nights out celebrating, brushing your teeth at 2am isn’t always your biggest priority. Well, sadly, all of the sugar you consumed over the Christmas break will likely come back to bite you if you don’t get a good oral hygiene routine in place pronto!
Taking care of your teeth and gums is as simple as adopting good morning and bedtime habits. Brushing your teeth at least twice a day is essential for removing bacterial plaque, and for keeping any plaque that develops throughout the day at bay. Using an appropriately-sized, soft-bristle toothbrush, either manual or electronic, gently brush your teeth at roughly a 45-degree angle toward the gum line each morning, and each night before you go to bed.
Flossing is another important step in maintaining your oral health. Flossing is as important or more important than brushing, because it prevents cavities between the teeth and gum disease. Plaque or biofilm ( a film containing live bacteria), starts forming immediately after brushing or flossing. By flossing once every 24 hours, you interrupt the cycle that causes harm to the teeth and surrounding tissues. In addition, by brushing and flossing daily you’ll be setting the foundation for good oral health, while keeping your mouth healthy and your breath fresh.
Opt for Healthier Food and Drinks
You know the old adage ‘you are what you eat’? Well, this may not always be the case, but your teeth and gums will certainly reflect what you eat. Some foods are renowned for their teeth staining properties, so it could be best to avoid foods like curry and berries, and beverages like red wine.
Foods and drink that have a high acidic content, or that are filled with sugar will also do your teeth harm, which means that refreshing can of Coca Cola, while delicious, is bad for your teeth.
However, if you adopt a good oral hygiene routine you can still enjoy these foods, just remember – moderation is key!
Regularly Visit Your Dentist
Whether your teeth could use professional whitening after a little too much red wine over Christmas, or if all those mince pies have made you need a filling, come visit us at Balmain Dentist. We’ll get your teeth looking like new in no time!
Even if you’re not in need of cosmetic, or emergency dental services, regular dental visits are an important part of keeping your smile bright and healthy.
Now is a great time to start considering cosmetic procedures that you have been thinking about for a while, make 2017 the year of your best ever smile! Get a smile that is 8 or more shades lighter with Philips Zoom WhiteSpeed, or explore straightening your teeth with Invisalign – the nearly invisible alternative to braces.
There’s no time like the present to get your dental health under control. For a dental surgeon in Sydney that’s guaranteed to exceed your expectations, contact Balmain Dentist today!