Resolve to Improve Your Oral Health This Year! Our Santa Monica Dentist Can Help

by Dr. Follette

When you sit down to make your resolutions for the new year, please keep your smile in mind! Now is the perfect time to take a look at your oral hygiene routine, and make some small changes that will really add up. Keep reading to learn more from our Santa Monica dentist!

Upgrade your dental tools

Now is the time to evaluate your dental tools and swap any old ones out for new and fresh oral hygiene instruments. Keep in mind that most patients should be swapping out to a new toothbrush every few months. Also, if you’ve recently recovered from an illness, grab a new toothbrush to minimize your risk of re-infection. Our dental team can give you additional information about whether you’d additionally benefit from a WaterPik or specially formulated mouth rinse.

Schedule your professional cleanings

Take the time now to plan when you’ll come in for your professional dental cleanings and assessments. Most patients should be seeing a dentist every six months or so. Talk to your dental team if you feel like you may need more frequent assessments due to ongoing oral health issues.

Drink more water

One of the simplest thing that you can do to boost your oral health is to increase your water consumption. Try carrying a water bottle with you during the day, or scheduling water breaks using a timer on your phone. Remember, every time that you are able to swap out a different beverage with water, you are making a good decision for your smile.

Our Santa Monica dental team is here to help you achieve your goals this year. So, please feel free to give us a call to learn more or to schedule your own consultation. We look forward to speaking with you!