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New Year’s Resolutions to Keep Your Smile Healthy

It’s a long-held tradition to make a few New Year’s resolutions to help improve your life quality. While many people resolve to get into shape or lose unwanted weight, your Scottsdale dentist wants to remind everyone that making a few resolutions for the new year to keep your smile healthy is a very good idea. Here are a few suggestions for New Year’s resolutions you may wish to consider making in 2017 so you can reap all the benefits that come with having a healthy and attractive smile.

Visit Your Dentist in Scottsdale Regularly

It’s important to see your family dentist twice a year for routine checkups and cleanings. Many people neglect to schedule these important dental visits for all types of reasons. To help you achieve and maintain excellent dental health, promise yourself you’ll visit your dentist at least twice a year.

Floss Daily

Many people don’t floss their teeth because they don’t think flossing is important. But flossing removes tiny bits of food left behind after brushing as well as plaque that builds up on the teeth after eating. By flossing every day, you can reduce your risk for developing common oral problems like tooth decay and gum disease.

Make Water Your Beverage of Choice

When you drink water instead of other beverages like soft drinks and juices when you’re thirsty, you will not be subjecting your teeth to regular sugar attacks. Plus water helps flush away tiny particles of food debris you miss when brushing. Drinking lots of water every day can also help keep your breath fresh so you can avoid bad breath, which is something nobody wants to have!

Get the Dental Care You Need

Instead of ignoring that broken tooth or the tooth that is showing signs of decay, call your Scottsdale dentist today to get the dental treatment you need. If you avoid going to the dentist because you’re afraid, you should know that dentists today are making use of all the latest available dental technologies to make sitting through a dental visit easy. Losing a tooth because you’ve neglected to see a dentist is never a good idea as the more healthy teeth you have, the better!

Contact your Local Scottsdale Dentist

If it’s time for you to schedule a dental visit, contact our practice today to set up an appointment time. We offer all the dental services you’ll ever need to keep your smile healthy and bright! Dr. McCargar and his team would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year and we hope 2017 offers you everything you’ve been wishing for and more!