With Christmas just a few days away, many of us are focused on last minute gift shopping or getting ready to travel and see family. This year, your Omaha, NE, dentist would like you to consider your smile. With better home habits, a new toothbrush, and a visit to our office after the holidays, you could start 2020 with a healthier and more attractive smile!
Start With Better Home Habits
To protect your smile during the holidays and throughout the rest of the year, you should brush your teeth for two minutes when you wake up and again before going to bed. Be sure to use a toothbrush with soft bristles. You can go electric or manual, just as long as you take time to actually clean your smile! Be sure you also choose a toothpaste that contains fluoride and the American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance. While brushing is effective, it can’t reach the foods trapped between the teeth. For that, you need to floss before going to bed, and possibly after each meal if you can. These habits can limit plaque buildup and lower the risk of cavities and gum disease!
Watch Out for Sugar!
This time of year, we’re surrounded by Christmas cookies, pies, desserts, chocolates, and other sweets high in sugar. Bacteria loves to break down sugar particles, and in the process, create a sticky layer of plaque that weakens tooth enamel and inflames gum tissue. Cutting back on sugar, drinking water afterward to help cleanse your mouth, and taking time to brush and floss can help protect your smile.
Schedule a Checkup and Cleaning
Be sure to schedule your next visit soon. You can see us before the year ends, or right when 2020 starts. A routine exam allows or team to watch your smile for signs of cavities and other serious oral health issues, often treating them before you experience discomfort. In addition, we can clean your smile, removing plaque and tartar. A cleaning helps reduce the risk of cavities and gum disease, while also promoting fresher breath and brighter teeth. If you have any questions about routine homecare, better snacking habits, or if you’re ready to schedule a checkup and cleaning for you or a member of your family, then contact our team today.
Ready for a New Smile in 2020?
Our team would love to help you enjoy a healthier and more attractive smile before the year comes to an end. To learn more about our comprehensive treatment options, then schedule a consultation by calling Pacific Hills Dental in Omaha, NE, today at (402) 330-2243. We also serve the residents of Papillion, Elkhorn, La Vista, Millard, and all surrounding communities.