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It’s the beginning of a new year, which means it’s time to make goals for yourself. Have you ever thought about making a goal for your smile? If not, our Land Park Dental dental team encourages you to do so! Make a goal to have a healthier and stronger smile this year so you’ll reduce the chances of having serious and dangerous dental issues. Some things you can do to achieve that goal is to:

Brush properly

Brushing is a very important task, which is why it is important that you brush properly. Make sure you use a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste while you brush. Brush at least two times a day for two minutes each time. Thoroughly scrub your teeth with a circular motion and do your best to be soft and gentle as you clean along the gumline.

Floss daily

Make sure you floss at least once a day. Flossing is just as important as brushing, so it’s important that you do not forget this task. Flossing will help you prevent tooth decay and gum disease by removing the plaque and food particles from the crevices of your smile. Please feel free to use whichever flossing product you prefer to clean your teeth.

Chew sugarless gum

Sugarless gum is a helpful product that constantly washes your smile and prevents tooth decay. If you chew sugarless gum, more saliva will be produced, which is very beneficial because the more saliva that is produced, the more your teeth will be rinsed and the more the acids in your mouth will be neutralized.

Have a healthy diet

Eating teeth-healthy foods will help you maintain the health and strength of your teeth and gums. So, it’s important that you have a healthy diet this year. Some healthy foods that will help your smile are fresh fruits and veggies. Some bad foods that can destroy your smile include sugary treats and candy.

Visit your dentist

Make sure you visit your dentist every six months for a dental cleaning and exam. These appointments are extremely beneficial for your smile because your dentist thoroughly cleans and examines your entire oral cavity. This will help prevent tooth decay, gum disease, and any other dental problems that could severely harm your smile.

To learn more about how to take good care of your smile in Sacramento, California, please call our office today at 916-421-2200 and schedule an appointment with your dentist, Dr. Narinder Mahal. We are happy to give you the tips you need so you can have a top-notch oral health!