Resolve to Have a Better Smile This Year! Our Glendale Family Dentist Explains How

Written by Dr. McKay on Dec 24, 2019

As we enter a new decade, it’s natural to make some resolutions to improve your life. Our Glendale dentists are here to encourage you to remember your oral health as you go through this process! Keep reading to get a better idea of what you can do to jump-start your oral hygiene results.

Schedule your professional cleanings now

The American Dental Association recommends that patients of all ages complete professional appointments at least twice a year. These appointments allow our team to clear away accumulated plaque and tartar, and help you fine-tune your at-home dental routine. Get these appointments on the books now—it’s so easy to fall behind with our busy schedules!

Assess your dental tools

Take this opportunity to evaluate your dental tools to make sure that they are working their best for your smile. Most patients find that it is, at the very least, time to replace their toothbrushes; you want to swap out your toothbrush every three months and after illness. You can also talk to our dental team about whether you would benefit from incorporating an oral rinse or specialty toothbrush into your routine.

Commit to drinking water

When you are well-hydrated your whole body works better, and that includes your smile! Start carrying a water bottle with you, or schedule water breaks into your day to combat dry mouth. When you are drinking plenty of water, you are regularly rinsing dental debris from your smile while jump-starting saliva production.

Of course, another simple and effective thing that you can do is to schedule a personal consultation with our Glendale dental team. Once we meet with you we can assess your smile and give you some personalized guidance to suit your smile. Give us a call or use the Contact Us page to get started—we look forward to speaking with you!