Many strive to make New Year's Resolutions at the start of a new year. For some, it's going to the gym more often. However, for others, it's keeping and maintaining a healthier smile. Family dentistry is a great way for everyone in your family to obtain their oral healthcare goals. To help get your smile back on track, follow these useful dental tips that everyone in the family should follow all year round:
- Brush Every Day: Skipping brushing your teeth can become a bad habit, and can create problems in your oral health. Be sure to brush your teeth at least twice a day, once in the morning and once at night. This will help to get rid of harmful cavity-causing bacteria.
- Floss Regularly: Flossing is an important part of your dental hygiene routine. However, not everyone remembers to do it. In fact, nearly 32 percent of Americans claim they never floss. Flossing clears the gum pockets in between teeth of germs and harmful bacteria that can cause a myriad of oral health issues. It is recommended that you floss daily.
- Cut Back on Sugar: Too much sugar in your diet has negative consequences on your overall health as well as your oral health. Try reducing your sugar intake as much as you can. This will ultimately help keep your teeth stronger for longer.
Resolutions can be difficult to adhere to. However, by making brushing, flossing and eating healthier fun for everyone in the family, it will be less of a chore and more of a fun activity. Combine these healthy habits with regular checkups and cleanings with our family dentist Dr. Preet Sandhu, your smile will be healthy for years to come.
Dr. Sandhu and our experienced team can help you and your family create a routine that's right for your oral healthcare goals and needs. Together, we will work to formulate a personalized treatment plan so you can get the smile you want to achieve.
If you are in the McHenry area and would like to learn more about the dental procedures we offer, give our office a call at 815-893-6345 to schedule your initial consultation.