Perhaps so far this year you are still putting into practice one of your New Year’s vows. Do you play sports? Do you eat more healthily? Do you go to the doctor? From Oliver & Alcázar we would like to give you a few tips so that you can improve your oral health with these simple habits. Keep on reading!
1. Eat more fruits and vegetables
We know you’re tired of hearing this advice, but following a diet rich in vegetables and antioxidants has been widely proven to be beneficial to our health and even our mood.
Thus avoid junk food as much as possible and snack healthily between meals. In addition to affecting the overall immune system, poor eating habits can increase our susceptibility to oral medical conditions, such as gum (periodontal) disease.
2. Stop smoking
The oral problems caused by smoking are innumerable. Just take a look at the images on the packs to get an idea of what this habit can do to your health and oral image (to speak only of one of the many health areas that are affected).
Cavities, receding gums and gum disease, tooth loss, cancer… The good news is that after quitting this nasty habit, the bad effects are gradually reversed.
3. Visit your dentist regularly
With regular visits to your dentist (at least once a year) medical conditions can be detected in time that could end up becoming serious, with the ensuing costs entailed, and these regular check-ups and teeth cleanings when needed ensure a good state of oral health.
4. Brush your teeth at least twice a day
Brushing your teeth at least twice a day prevents many problems related to cavities and gum diseases. Moreover, according to the Academy of General Dentistry, using dental floss can remove plaque between the teeth and under the gums.
Discover more tips on dental hygiene by reading this interview with our Doctor Gómez Oliver, in which he also talks about using dental floss, topical fluorides, different types of toothbrushes …
5. Don’t be afraid of the dentist and improve your personal image
Whether due to the poor position of the teeth, the loss of varnish, discolouring or other defects that can affect the harmony of your overall mouth, all changes are good if they improve your appearance.
Please contact us here to ask us any questions you may have related to your oral health. We will be delighted to answer them for you and to give you our healthy New Year resolutions!