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3 Resolutions To Help Improve Your Dental Health [BLOG]

Snap-On-Smiles 3 in San Pedro, CA by Dr. Victoria Shook of Shook Dental Care

Do you have any health-centered resolutions for the new year?

Starting over can be challenging, especially when it comes to improving your health, but the rewards can be oh, so sweet!

Since a healthy body requires a healthy mouth, you need to visit your San Pedro, CA dentist soon to be one step closer toward a better smile!

Our team at Shook Dental Care wants to help you reach your goals this year, which is why we’re telling you about ways to keep your teeth and gums strong and healthy.

3 Resolutions To Help Improve Your Dental Health

Not all New Year’s resolutions about improving your health require huge lifestyle changes, like hours of sweat and strain at the gym or significant caloric restrictions from your daily diet.

Some of the changes you make can be simple, yet have a profound impact on your oral and overall health.

Here are three easy resolutions that will help you have a healthier smile this year!

*If You Don’t Floss, Now Is The Time To Start*

There’s almost no other resolution you can make for your dental health that’s better for your smile than committing yourself to daily flossing.

Too many people skip this step, yet it’s one of your best defenses against harmful bacteria that would otherwise grow, spread, and try to infect your mouth. Anything stuck between your teeth will only feed that bacteria, which is why flossing is so important!

If you don’t floss at least once a day, as recommended by the American Dental Association, then now is the perfect time to start!

*Make Sure You’re Brushing Properly*

Brushing twice a day is something you probably already do, but there’s more to good oral hygiene than that.

You should also floss, which we’ve already talked about, but make sure you’re brushing properly and with the right tools.

The ADA recommends brushing for two minutes each time and using a soft-bristle toothbrush to prevent damage to your enamel.

*Schedule A Dental Cleaning & Exam*

The best way to protect your oral health from dental problems is to prevent them if you can and treat them early as they arise.

And the most effective way to do that is by visiting Shook Dental Care at least twice a year for routine cleanings and exams.

With our skilled hygienists and advanced tools, you’ll be able to ward off harmful plaque buildup, gum disease, and other oral health threats, as well as detect and treat issues before they become more serious.

If you’ve always thought that going to the dentist is something you only need to do when there’s a problem, now is the perfect time to dedicate yourself to prevention!

Call Today For An Appointment!

If living healthier in 2019 is one of your New Year’s resolutions, then dental care should be part of your strategy for success!

You can’t have a healthy body without a healthy mouth, and Dr. Shook provides all the high-quality dentistry services you need to achieve that goal this year, and many years to come!

Get started today by scheduling your first dental cleaning and exam of the new year. Call our San Pedro, CA dental office at 310-982-6333 or fill out our online form to set up your appointment.