As we start to approach a new decade, it is now time to start planning your new year’s dental resolutions for 2020! Since we highly value our patients treatment here at our office, we are always trying to improve our practice so that we can accommodate best with our patients’ individual needs.
“The best dentistry requires the least amount of treatment. Our New Year’s resolution is to fix our patient’s current problems and prevent future issues.” -Dr. Lacap
Now that you know what our goals are,
what will your New Year’s Dental Resolutions will be?
Here are some wonderful ideas to help you start brainstorming before the new year arrives!
1. Starting your teeth straightening process
A lot of our patients ask what are the benefits of having straighter teeth. They don’t just look amazing, there are awesome health benefits that come along with the process! Having crowded teeth, also known as malocclusion, may make flossing difficult due to the lack of space between your teeth. Providing Invisalign at our practice allows our patients to prevent that from happening. It is much easier to clean and very subtle. Your friends and family most likely won’t even realize you’re wearing them! Additionally, it requires less treatment time compared to braces and is removable. This way, you can still eat, drink and floss as usual. Book a consultation today with Dr. Lacap so that you can start your new journey towards straighter teeth!
2. Visit your dentist every 2 months
Did you know that only 67% of adults have actually seen a dentist in 2019? This means that ¼ of adults currently have cavities. It’s important to make sure that you are getting a cleaning and exam at least two times per year, as recommended by American Dental Association. If you believe that you require more dental work, then we highly recommend getting a cleaning at least three-four times per year. By doing this, you are preventing future dental implications!
3. Brush teeth at least three times a day
By brushing at least three times a day, you are already in the right direction towards preserving your natural smile. Additionally, you are preventing plaque buildup and cavity formation. For a more effective experience, research shows that electric toothbrushes provide a more thorough removal of plaque than traditional toothbrushes.
4. Maintain a healthy diet
Regulating your dietary habits will benefit your dental health in the long run. American Dental Association has pointed out that high acid diets which may include soda, candy, and citrus cause tooth decay. High sugar diets actually feed acid producing bacteria that contribute to cavity formation. In order to prevent cavity formation, you should consider improving your diet!
5. To floss at least once a day
Making it a habit to floss your teeth regularly will help you prevent the buildup of plaque, which can eventually lead to tartar. By flossing your teeth, you are removing excess plaque from these areas that aren’t easily reached by a toothbrush. According to the American Dental Association, flossing is an essential part of taking care of your teeth and gums, and it prevents both cavities and gum disease.
If you need any advice on how to stay true to your dental resolutions, feel free to give us a call at (201) 384-2425! -Your WDA Team