Healthy Teeth For New Year

5 Dental Habits To Start This Year

Resole to show off a smile you love. At Gateway Dental Care in Pleasanton, CA, we’ve put together five great dental habits to start this year to help you get the most out of 2021. Starting new healthy habits and ditching bad ones is what January is all about. So, why not include your oral health in your goal list for the next 12 months.

After all, a whiter smile, clean teeth, and excellent dental health are the perfect compliments to a fitter, more successful, vibrant new you.

  1. Improve Your Brushing Technique
  2. Brush More Often
  3. Commit To Daily Flossing
  4. Eat Crunchy Veggies & Fruit
  5. Visit The Dentist Every 6 Months

Brushing Routines For Beautiful Smiles

Brush a minimum of twice per day for optimal tooth and gum health. Make sure to pay attention to your technique. Brushing too hard can damage gums and enamel, which can lead to gum erosion and tooth sensitivity.

We recommend using a soft-bristle toothbrush and gently brushing in a circular motion, and don’t forget about that tongue.

Don’t Forget To Floss

Brushing alone is not enough to maintain optimal oral health. Daily flossing removes food from between teeth and helps to combat plaque. If you are not a regular flosser, the new year is a great time to get into the habit.

Eat For Healthy Teeth

Eating crunchy fruits and veggies also promote healthy gums, helps ward off bacterial infections, and can even freshen breath. Plus, if you vowed to eat healthier this year, you have yet another incentive to reach for those crunchy fruits and veggies.

Don’t Skip Those Dental Appointments

It’s easy to put off those dental checkups, but they’re a vital part of maintaining your oral health. Twice yearly dental exams and deep cleanings can help ensure those pearly whites remain strong, healthy, and looking their best.

Make An Appointment In Pleasanton Today

Gateway Dental Care is here to help you maintain or reach your dental goals this new year. Keep those pearly whites happy and healthy with a dental exam and cleaning. Contact our Pleasanton area office today to schedule your next appointment.

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