As 2018 comes to a start, many of us are beginning to think about goals we have for the new year and changes we would like to make in our lives. Some of the most common ones are to work out more and lose weight.
But did you know that taking better care of your smile can have a significant impact on your overall wellness as well?
Healthy Teeth are Beautiful Teeth
When you picture a beautiful smile, what do you see? Clean teeth, healthy gums, and confidence! When gum disease or cavities strike, you tend to lose your smile.
The best way to get it back is to focus on preventive care habits like:
• Daily brushing (at least two minutes, twice each day.) Consider investing in an electric toothbrush to take your clean to a new level.
• Floss daily. If you don’t like string floss, consider using a handheld device or switching over to a water flosser (there are even versions that can mount in your shower!).
• Incorporate a daily fluoride rinse after you brush and floss, to strengthen areas that plaque has been working against.
While you’re at it, be sure to schedule a preventive care appointment every six months. During these dental checkups, you’ll receive a thorough cleaning, polish, exam, and necessary X-Rays. Not only does this help you keep your teeth and gums healthier, it also provides Dr. Sarna with an opportunity to diagnose problems sooner, so that they’re smaller and more affordable to treat.
Take Things up a Notch
Teeth whitening is a great way to make your enamel look whiter, brighter, and younger. At Hawthorne Village Dental Care, we offer professional whitening treatments that safely lift deep stains and natural discoloration from your smile.
If you’re thinking about cosmetic dentistry, we recommend whitening your teeth first. It might be all you need, but even if it isn’t, we can match your newer restorations to the brighter teeth alongside them!
Consider a Smile Makeover
Getting a smile makeover is an extremely unique experience that’s tailored to our individual Milton patients. For one person, it may mean getting a set of dazzling porcelain veneers. For another, it could be replacing a missing tooth or bonding over a small chip with tooth-colored composite. Whatever your concerns, we can help you create a plan that fits your budget and long-term goals.
It’s More Than Just Your Teeth
Did you know that dental diseases like periodontitis can increase your risk of other medical problems? If you’ve struggled with diabetes, infertility, or high blood pressure (just to name a few), tackling oral health problems can boost your immune system and make it easier for your body to address other issues going on.
Getting your oral health in check is an important step to overcoming other issues that you may be struggling with. Find out how Hawthorne Village Dental Care can help.
Are you ready to take your smile in the right direction? Contact our family dentist in Milton to schedule your next checkup.