There’s something about doing an amazing job with your oral health and then heading into a fresh new year that can, oddly enough, cause you to lose steam rather than continue on with that momentum you’ve been enjoying. You might think that since you’ve been doing such a wonderful job, you have the luxury of taking it easy and not worrying about your smile and its care for a while. Unfortunately, things don’t work this way. So, before you accidentally give into temptation and let all of that hard work and effort go to waste, our Ankeny, IA team brings up a few things you really should continue doing well in 2019! You’ll be so happy with the results.
#1: Keep That Dental Hygiene On Point!
You are really not going to want to stop with the dental hygiene you have mastered! While it may seem simple and the type of thing you can put on the back burner for a bit, the opposite it true: Maintaining your oral health is directly linked with keeping your brushing going as you are instructed to do and with keeping your flossing going, too. Did you know that you can unravel a lot of the work you’ve done by avoiding hygiene for as little as 24 hours (enough time for plaque to become tartar)? So, long story short: Keep those brushing-and-flossing sessions going!
#2: Don’t Fall Behind With Visits
You have clearly been doing things right when we’re talking about your dental visits to see our team. As you likely know, your checkups allow us to be certain that things are right on track (or to quickly offer any additional care you need to get them there). Your cleanings provide you with the extra cleaning you need for complete removal of plaque and tartar buildup, which causes all sorts of unpleasant things for your smile. Want to keep on enjoying oral health and a smile free of cavities and more? Well then, keep up with scheduling your visits every six months.
#3: Maintain Those Eating Habits
Whether you’re eating all the right things or you’ve just been very good about rinsing after you eat things that aren’t so good for your oral health, we remind you that you should probably keep up with the particulars. When you find a system that works for you, stick with it to keep your smile shining, healthy, and safe!
Keep Up Your Smile Care In 2019
Come in throughout the new year to maintain your smile care and your oral health. Visit us for a dental checkup in Ankeny, IA by contacting Dental Impressions to schedule a visit at (515) 965-0230.