Your dental health is important part of your overall wellness, and the New Year is a great time to make things happen for improving your health. Many people have dental resolutions from improving your teeth habits to complete dental treatments, like teeth whiting, straightening their teeth, filling any gaps. Whatever goals you may have it is important to take small steps to achieve this and consistency is key with anything you choose.

Improving Tooth brushing and Flossing

A simple way to improve your oral health is daily tooth brushing and flossing. It is important to brush at least twice a day using appropriately sized, soft-bristle, manual or electric toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. When you brush your teeth gently position the toothbrush bristles at a 45-degree angle toward the gum line and move the toothbrush across the teeth to effectively remove bacterial plaque. It is important to floss at least once per day to remove bacterial plaque and food that has accumulated throughout the day. Your toothbrush should be replaced every 3-4 months, or if you have a cold or flu it should be sooner.

Improving your smile

Today cosmetic dentistry is more popular than ever, from whitening and shaping to closing spaces and replacing teeth. We have a wide range of treatments that could suit you for improving the look of your smile.

Teeth Whitening – One of the simplest, quickest and most effective ways to improve the appearance of your smile is a tooth whitening treatment. We offer the Enlighten Evolution 3 tooth whitening system, guaranteed shade B1 and highly reliable with amazing results.

Veneers – As we age. Our teeth can chip, crack or become discoloured, many of us suffer from crowding or unsightly gaps between the teeth. Your smile is important! With porcelain veneers they can mask these minor cosmetic imperfections and revitalize your smile.

Crowns – If your tooth is cracked or damaged the crown will give it the strength it needs. Crowns are sometimes called caps as they sit over your real tooth, covering it whole surface

Quit using Tobacco Products

Quitting smoking is important for improving your oral and overall health. There is no better time than the present to make that move now to stop tobacco use. Consider free online tools, smoking cessation groups, progress-tracking apps and support from friends and family to assist you with tobacco cessation.

Keeping your teeth healthy has a big impact on your overall health. Healthy gums can protect against heart disease, diabetes, arthritis and other medical conditions. It also helps protect against a lowered immune system, which can cause you to suffer more frequently with colds, flu and other viruses. Healthy teeth can help prevent or control obesity. We all suffer from stressful lives and jobs so protecting the teeth with a night guard can help reduce stress and protect against headaches, migraines, stiff necks and shoulders. We shouldn’t underestimate the impact teeth have on our psychological well-being. If you are proud of your teeth you are more likely to smile and this improves our well-being.

Make that first step for the New Year and be healthy and happy with what we can offer at Saving Smiles

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