2017 New Years Resolution For Your Teeth

Mark Willings
09, Jan 2017

Your dental health is an important part of your overall wellness, and the New Year is a great time to create resolutions for improving your dental health. Many people have dental health resolutions that range from improving their toothbrushing habits to completing a full smile makeover. Understanding the benefits of your resolutions can be motivating, rewarding and satisfying. Whatever your goals might be, it is important to take small steps to achieve them. Consistency is key with any resolution that you make.

Perhaps you would like to improve your oral health. Daily toothbrushing and flossing is a definite and simple way to improve your oral health. For successful bacterial plaque removal, it is important to brush at least twice a day using an appropriately sized, soft-bristle, manual or electric toothbrush and fluoridated toothpaste. It is also important to floss or use bottle brushes between your teeth at least once per day to remove bacterial plaque and food that has accumulated throughout the day.

Your toothbrush or tooth brush head, should be replaced every 3 to 4 months, as well as after you have a cold or if the bristles are frayed. Daily toothbrushing and flossing help to prevent gingivitis (gum disease), tooth decay and halitosis (bad breath). The daily use of antimicrobial and fluoride mouth rinses also helps to improve your oral health. As well as at home maintenance, in order to keep your oral health in tip top condition it is advantageous to visit one of our dental hygienists regularly. We currently have four dental hygienists based at Horbury Dental Care & Implant Clinic covering every day of the week in order to ensure we can offer our patients suitable appointment slots.

A visit to the hygienist for a regular Scale & Polish at Horbury Dental Care & Implant Clinic costs just £35.50 and we welcome unregistered patients to take advantage of our friendly helpful dental hygiene service!

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 to 12 months to allow your dentist and dental hygienists to monitor the condition of your oral cavity and develop an appropriate treatment plan to meet your wants and needs. Your dentist can refer you to a specialist for a treatment that is beyond the scope of their practice if required. At Horbury Dental Care & Implant Clinic we offer NHS, Essential and Private dentistry.

Whilst at this time we sadly do not have any NHS places, we do have places for our Essentials and Private programmes! Our Essentials scheme is one which is affordable, with an examination costing just £27.50 one of our experienced dentists can carry out a full oral examination, as well as offering dental advice from how to brush correctly to cosmetic dental treatment. Start your New Year off by improving your dental health with Horbury Dental Care & Implant Clinic!

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