It is something a lot of people do at this time of year – think of ways to improve themselves and how they can make the new year the best yet. “Dental health” may not be at the top of the list of resolutions for most people, but maybe it should be!
Taking good care of your teeth is important for many reasons – your comfort, your self-esteem, and your enjoyment of the little things in life such as eating your favorite foods without tooth pain. Also, studies have shown that dental health is directly related to your overall health. Here are some ways to ensure great dental health in the new year!
Schedule that dental work
You may have been putting it off for a while – taking care of a missing or damaged tooth. Now is the time to stop procrastinating and get it done. Or, maybe you’ve noticed that one of your teeth is a bit sensitive lately. This may be a sign of a cavity. Whatever the issue, don’t put it off. If you are having dental issues, they will only get worse if they aren’t taken care of. Make a promise to yourself that you will make an appointment as soon as possible!
Do something for yourself
If you are self-conscious about your smile, the new year is a great time to do something about that, too. Get your teeth whitened, or have chipped teeth corrected with porcelain veneers. Or, maybe it’s time for a full mouth restoration, to take care of a few different issues at one time.
See your dentist as often as you should
Are you one of those people who hasn’t been to the dentist in years? Having a dental exam twice a year is important for dental health. When teeth are thoroughly cleaned it can prevent more serious problems, and the dental exam is a chance for the dentist to make sure your mouth is healthy.
Make this year the best year yet, with a healthy and beautiful smile. Contact Lerner & Lemongello in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, today. Call (561) 627-9000 to make an appointment!