New Year’s Resolutions to Help Keep Your Teeth in Great Shape

start 2023 graphicThe start of a new year is a good time to resolve to take better care of your natural teeth. The American Dental Association and our practice both recommend brushing following the 2/2 rule – twice daily for two minutes. Other tips include flossing daily, stopping smoking and/or the use of any tobacco products at all, using fluoride products, limiting sugar, and making sure you keep up with professional checkups.

There’s no doubt that our teeth play a very important role in all our lives. Healthy teeth are needed to:

  • ensure proper speech (along with our tongues and lips)
  • help you eat the kinds of nutritious foods that nourish our bodies
  • provide a sense of self-confidence and allow you to smile with pride
  • help keep your faces in shape and keep you looking more youthful
  • help keep jawbones strong and avoid uneven bites from misalignment or tooth loss

If You Already Have Gum Disease

If you have been diagnosed with gum disease, it’s important you follow maintenance schedules as suggested by your periodontal dental specialists. Gum disease will not go away – it must be treated. The earlier you begin treatment, the better chance you have of avoiding more invasive surgical procedures down the road.

Replacing Teeth

If you suffer from missing or severely decayed teeth, the new year is also a great time to consider improving your smile with our reliable, totally functional and aesthetically pleasing tooth replacement options. At South Florida Center for Periodontics & Implant Dentistry we can create healthier and more attractive smiles with dental implants, including individual tooth replacement, fixed or removable implant-supported dental bridges, as well as full restorations with processes like TeethToday® or All-on-4™.

Need Advice?

If you’ve made a resolution to improve your oral health, contact us today to let us create a dental improvement plan that works for you, your schedule and budget. At South Florida Center for Periodontics & Implant Dentistry, we’ve been changing smiles —and lives— for more than three decades with clinically proven, advanced dental technologies. Contact us for your consultation today!