It’s never a better time to start taking care of your health and enabling yourself to do the things you love in life – stop letting bad teeth get in the way this year with our tips on getting you into tip top oral health.

Improve brushing and flossing habits

Proper daily tooth brushing and flossing is an easy way to start your new year’s resolution and improve your oral health. For successful bacterial plaque removal, brush at least twice a day using a soft-bristle, manual or electric toothbrush and fluoridated toothpaste. To remove residue of food between teeth, floss once a day.

Healthier Food and Beverage Choices

Consuming food and beverages containing carbohydrates and acids contributes to tooth decay, so it is important to brush after snacking. Using a Xylitol-containing gum or lozenge after a meal will also help to neutralize acids and reduce cavity-causing bacteria and plaque buildup. We recommend our Dawood & Tanner Tooth Cleanser which is available in 4 delicious flavours.

Braces

Your New Year’s resolution may be to finally correct an abnormal bite caused by an injury, thumb sucking, tooth crowding or crooked teeth. Correcting any of these problems with braces not only enhances the look of your smile but also, and most importantly, improves your oral health. There are several options for straightening your teeth.

Restorative Dentistry

The New Year may be the right time to start or complete deferred restorative dental work, such as crowns, implants or fillings. Completing these types of procedures will help you to preserve the tooth structure and to maintain proper tooth alignment, which could ultimately improve your oral health.

A resolution to make routine visits to the dentist may help prevent oral disease or reveal an existing disease in its early stage. Dental visits should take place every 6 months and should you have any dental problems that need work, you can be referred to a specialist by your dentist. At Dawood & Tanner, our team of Specialists can help with any dental concern.