If there’s ever been a time to hit your “reset” button, it seems like 2021 is it. While you’re at it, why not extend your reset to your dental health to improve your overall health. Staying healthy and happy is more important than ever, and your Woodlands dentist wants to share three easy ways you can keep your whole body healthy in the new year.
In this recent article, Dr. Ruchi Sahota, a spokesperson for the American Dental Association (ADA), said, “As we move into the new year, so many of us are looking at our health and wellness through a new lens. Your oral and overall health are connected — and even small improvements in your oral health routine can have big payoffs in your overall wellbeing.”
Here are three recommendations your dentist in the Woodlands would recommend for you and your family:
Tip #1: Don’t avoid your dental visits.
Even during the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s essential to maintain your regular visits to our Woodlands dental offices. We’ve taken extra health and safety precautions designed to protect you, your family, and our team members. The ADA used unique science to help develop specific dental office guidelines outlining the added steps they should take to protect everyone in their office better. The article says a report published in the Journal of the American Dental Association found that 99 percent of dentists have enhanced infection control protocols in place to help keep team members and patients safe.
Tip #2 – Eat a healthy diet.
It’s easy to turn to sugary comfort foods during times of stress — we’ve all been down that road before. Unfortunately, sugar-filled snacks and foods can be a precursor to unwanted, unhealthy tooth decay and cavities. You’ll want to aim for a diet that’s rich in calcium and phosphorus that can help strengthen your tooth enamel. Opt for food choices such as fruits and vegetables in place of carbohydrates and sweets.
Tip #3 – Don’t do DIY dentistry.
Your Woodlands dentist knows there are several do-it-yourself dental treatments out there that can sound attractive and appealing. Whether it’s a whitening product or something more involved like at-home orthodontics, it’s never really a good idea to do these things at home on your own. Talk to your dentist about what changes you’d like to make, and we can help you make the best decision to see your desired results.
Do you have questions? Are you looking for a new dentist in The Woodlands? Talk to us and find out how we can help you and your family have a healthy smile.
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