February 1, 2020
This Valentine’s Day, instead of spending money on flowers and chocolates, why not take the time to fall in love with your smile? Your teeth are important for more than just chewing. They are also influential in your self-esteem and how others view you. If you’ve been putting your dental health on the backburner, why not recommit to it this month? You can love the smile you see in the mirror by taking the time to visit your dentist regularly to enjoy a healthy smile that lasts.
Invest in a Healthy Smile
You might think your toothbrush and floss are enough to give you the healthy smile you deserve, but they are only half the care you need. The American Dental Association recommends you see your dentist at least twice a year for a cleaning and checkup. If you’re like many adults, you probably don’t visit your dentist as often as you should, but it’s never too late to make your dental health a priority.
Routine appointments allow you to benefit from a professional dental cleaning to remove harmful tartar accumulations that can lead to tooth decay and gum disease. Not only does this keep your smile healthy, but it also reduces your risk of chronic bad breath.
Besides a cleaning, your dentist performs a comprehensive checkup to monitor your dental health. This provides quick detection of common issues to prevent the need for a costly treatment down the road. You’ll preserve your smile while also reducing your dental costs.
While you might think you’re saving money by skipping your routine visits, you’re actually opening the door to an issue that may require a costly treatment in the future. Research shows every $1 spent on prevention can save $50 on restorative and emergency fees.
Maintain Your Dental Health
You can help keep your smile healthy by taking the time to care for your teeth and gums in between your dental appointments using a few simple tips:
- Brush your teeth at least twice a day for 2 minutes each session.
- Use a fluoride toothpaste and nonabrasive toothpaste to clean your teeth.
- Use a high-quality dental floss to clean in between each tooth daily.
- Limit your consumption of sugary foods and drinks.
- Don’t smoke or drink alcohol in excess.
- Eat a balanced diet.
- Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
Fall in Love with Your Smile
This Valentine’s Day, give yourself the gift of confidence through a healthy smile. Your dentist creates the personalized solutions you need to reach your dental goals. It’s never too late to invest in the healthy smile you deserve.
About Dr. Sarah Pitarra
Dr. Sarah Pitarra provides comprehensive dental care catering to each patients’ needs. She combines her qualifications and experience with the latest innovations in dentistry to deliver advanced solutions. Through a focus on prevention, she works to create a healthy smile that lasts. If it’s time for your next cleaning and checkup, contact our office today to schedule an appointment.
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