Happy New Year!

As you’re setting up goals and resolutions for 2019, please remember your oral health.

You probably heard before that a good oral and dental hygiene can help prevent bad breath, tooth decay, and gum disease—and can help you keep your teeth as you get older. Now, take a moment and try to imagine life with bad breath, tooth decay and gum disease. Not fun.

Luckily, a handful of small adjustment can make a huge difference to your mouth, teeth, and overall well-being:

  1. Start brushing 2min2x. Always brush twice a day for two minutes for healthier teeth, good breath, fewer cavities, and to avoid painful dental problems.
  2. Floss daily. Flossing is part of being mouth healthy.
  3. Chew sugarless gum. Chewing sugarless gum for 20 minutes following meals can help prevent tooth decay.
  4. Eat a healthy diet. Eat a balanced diet and limit between-meal snacks.
  5. Drink fluoridated water. Fluoride helps prevent cavities by making teeth more resistant to the acid attacks that cause cavities.
  6. See your dentist. Regular dental visits will help you be Mouth Healthy for Life.