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If you are one who wishes for a healthy and more beautiful smile, we recommend making the following resolutions rather than the old, repetitive resolutions you usually make:

Brush properly each day
To perform a thorough and proper brushing job, you need to brush at least twice a day for two minutes each time. Make sure you brush with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. As you scrub, thoroughly clean each tooth with a circular motion. Do your best to scrub the front and the back surfaces of each tooth. When you reach the gum line, be gentle and soft.

Floss daily
It’s extremely important that you floss at least once every day. Your toothbrush won’t always remove all of the food particles stuck in your smile, which is why flossing is vital. Flossing will also help you remove the plaque that grows between your teeth. You can use whichever flossing product you prefer when you floss.

Chew sugarless gum frequently
Sugarless gum is a product that can help you frequently clean your smile and prevent tooth decay. As you chew, your mouth will produce saliva. The saliva will then rinse your teeth and will neutralize the acids in your mouth, protecting your smile from dental issues.

Have a healthy diet
Eating teeth-healthy foods will help you maintain the health and strength of your teeth and gums. So, it’s important that you have a healthy diet this year. Some healthy foods that will help your smile are fresh fruits and veggies. Some bad foods that can destroy your smile include sugary treats and candy.

Visit your dentist regularly
For the best oral health possible, you will need to visit the dentist every six months. These appointments will allow our dental team to thoroughly clean and examine your smile, which will help you prevent as well as treat dental problems like tooth decay and gum disease. So, make sure you visit your dentist twice this year so you can have the healthiest smile possible.

If you do these five things, you will be working toward your smile goals! You will finally prevent tooth decay, gum disease, and other dental issues, and you will no longer suffer from the oral pain that comes along with those problems. You will also have a happier and healthier smile that will get you through each and every day. If you would like to know more or if you need tips regarding these resolutions, call Barton Oaks Dental Group today at 512-327-6947 and talk to our caring dental team. We also encourage you to schedule an appointment with Dr. Joseph Neeley if you are due for a dental cleaning and examination. We look forward to hearing from you!