A new year means new opportunities to improve your overall oral hygiene and dental health.
In fact, a visit to your local dentist, Alexandria VA based Dental Excellence Integrative Center is a great first step towards accomplishing your resolutions.
At Dental Excellence Integrative Center, we have many patients asking for tips to start the new year right, below are a few that we suggest.
Schedule Your Cleanings
When was the last time time you visited your dentist for a teeth cleaning?
If it was over 6 months ago, you are overdue for your next visit.
This year, stay committed to scheduling your teeth cleanings to help remove that unsightly plaque and prevent gum disease.
Daily Brushing and Flossing
An easy way to improve your dental health this new year is to commit to proper brushing and flossing every day.
We recommend brushing your teeth twice per day using a quality toothbrush and toothpaste containing fluoride.
Additionally, flossing just once per day can help to prevent gum disease and keep your breath fresh.
Replace Your Toothbrush
It may come as a surprise that most dentists recommend you replace your toothbrush every 3 to 4 months.
We recommend keeping a supply in your medicine cabinet to make replacing an old toothbrush easy and convenient.
Give Your Smile a Boost
If you are feeling less than confident about your smile, make this the year you ask your dentist about cosmetic options such as laser services and teeth whitening.
Stop Bad Habits
Smoking and smokeless tobacco can wreak havoc on your teeth.
For assistance with smoking cessation and support groups, contact Dental Excellence Integrative Center today. We have the contacts and resources to help you achieve your goals.
Dentist Alexandria, VA
At Dental Excellence Integrative Center, we are passionate about providing excellence dental care for all of our patients.
If you would like to start the new year off right, schedule your next appointment at Dental Excellence Integrative Center today, or check out our website for resources and information on best practices for optimal dental health. (703)745-5496.