New Year’s Dental Resolutions

Published on December 30th, 2017 by Michael C. Griffin, D.M.D.

Your teeth perform some of the essential functions of the human body which is why taking care of them is of the utmost importance. Start your 2018 off with a commitment to taking care of your teeth. Here are a few dental health resolutions for you to follow this upcoming year.

Floss Daily

This is one of the simplest, yet most often neglected, form of dental care. Flossing cleans the areas around your teeth that your toothbrush cannot get to. If you forgo flossing you could risk food getting stuck in the crevices between your teeth and causing decay (cavities). Plaque buildup is also possible if you do not floss. You should be flossing a minimum of once per day.

Quit Tobacco

Smoking and/or tobacco is one of the worst habits for your teeth. Tobacco usage can lead to tooth staining, gum disease, tooth loss, and in severe cases, cancer. Quitting tobacco will also benefit your overall health which is why it’s a great resolution to make this 2018.

Brush Your Tongue

Maintaining the health of your tongue is just as important as your teeth. Your tongue is covered with bacteria, just like your teeth. Even if tongues aren’t susceptible to cavities, they have their own host of conditions that can develop if not cared for properly. You should be brushing your tongue every time you brush your teeth, so that means twice daily!

Get Help When You Need It

Dental emergencies are just like any other health emergency; they should be dealt with as soon as they arise. The longer a dental emergency waits to be taken care of, the more damage can occur. Whether you have a chronic toothache, chipped teeth, abnormal looking gums, or any other dental irregularity, you should contact an emergency dentist in Wrigleyville right away. As a premier emergency dentist in Wrigleyville, Northalsted Dental Spa is determined to provide prompt and effective emergency treatment to our patients.

If you have a dental emergency, don’t wait to call Northalsted Dental Spa. We also offer general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry services. Contact us today!



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