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New year, New you: New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthy, more beautiful Smile (it’s not too late)

With the New Year here, you have probably already made your New Year resolutions. You may have committed to resolving to save money, get a better job or lose weight. Many people set new goals about having a healthier lifestyle in the new year. But it’s not too late to think about improving your dental health, as well as your smile!

 

Any of the following approaches will go a long way toward giving you a brighter, healthier smile in 2016:

  • Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables: Poor nutrition can affect the entire immune system, increasing susceptibility to many common oral disorders.
  • Quit smoking or using other tobacco products: Using tobacco can harm your mouth in a number of ways, increasing your risk for tooth discoloration, cavities, gum recession, gum disease and throat, lung and oral cancer
  • Limit your alcohol intake: According to the Academy of General Dentistry, those who smoke, eat poorly and consume excessive alcohol also have increased gum recession (periodontal pocketing).
  • Brush at least twice a day and floss at least once a day.
  • See your dentist regularly.

 

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