5 Steps to Improve Dental Health in the New Year by Simply Dental Cleaning in Surrey

January 14

Ready or not, 2022 is here. As a clinic that specializes in teeth whitening and dental cleaning in Surrey, we at Simply recognize oral hygiene plays a role in overall wellness. Since New Year is generally a time for self-improvement and healthy habits, we wanted to share a few tips we thought would be useful

Schedule Regular Dental Cleaning

You brush, you floss—you even gargle. That’s great, but it’s not enough. That’s because plaque deposits tend to build up and harden along the gumline in hard-to-reach places. Left unchecked, this can lead to gum disease—and breath that’s less than fresh. An appointment with our Surrey hygienists is a quick and easy way to get rid of gunky plaque. We’ll scrape away tarter, polish your teeth, and check to check the overall condition of your oral health.  Book a dental cleaning appointment at least once a year—maybe twice if you have a sweet tooth.

Quit Tobacco

Resolutions around smoking are always popular because tobacco impacts health in many ways, and your teeth are no exception. Smokers are three to six times more likely to develop gum disease or periodontal disease. Moreover, tobacco stains settle deeply into the enamel, yellowing teeth often right up to the dentin. For ex-smokers who want to celebrate a clean break, professional teeth whitening can help remove staining and make your smile 2 to 20 shades brighter!

It’s a String Thing

We know. Nobody likes flossing, but it really is one of the easiest ways to boost your oral health. For best results, brush at least twice a day with fluoride toothpaste—and floss once. Flossing is important, because it gets in between the teeth, effectively removing particles in areas the toothbrush just can’t access. For best results, remember to find a floss that fits your teeth. There are also tools like orthodontic flossers that can make the whole process much easier.

Add Mouthwash to the Mix 

Mouthwash does so much more than freshen your breath. Depending on the ingredients, it can kill bacteria, strengthen teeth, and prevent gum disease. A quick swish after brushing is an easy way to enhance everyday oral hygiene—but make sure you opt for a mouthwash with medicinal ingredients, not just a cosmetic mouthwash. Look for ingredients and combinations like eucalyptol, menthol methyl salicylate, and thymol, as well as cetylpyridinium chloride, stannous fluoride, hydrogen peroxide, and povidone-iodine. One we love is Listerine Cool Mint Antiseptic.

Eat Healthily

Make sure what you put in your mouth doesn’t bite you back. Sugary sodas and snacks break down enamel and contribute to cavity-causing bacteria. Enjoy sweet treats in moderation and rinse or brush after. Also make sure to eat plenty of fruits and veggies packed with teeth strengthening nutrients like calcium, Vitamin C, and Vitamin D. 

Smile! It’s 2022

Developing healthy habits isn’t easy, but a New Year means new opportunities to develop and grow into the best version of yourself. As a team that specializes in teeth whitening and dental cleaning in Surrey, we’re here to help you overcome obstacles to achieve better oral health. Ready for a healthier, more beautiful smile? Start by booking a dental cleaning in Surrey today.

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