All too often, people tend to take care of their physical health needs while leaving their dental health on the back burner. One important point is that many people likely do not realize that their dental health actually affects their overall health and well-being.
Making New Year’s Resolutions typically does not include New Year’s resolutions for your teeth, yet this is the ideal time to commit to better flossing, brushing, and improved complete oral health care. Making and keeping these resolutions may help you keep your teeth and live a healthier, happier lifestyle. The friendly orthodontal team at Ricci Orthodontics can help you get started on your commitment to improving your dental health. We offer the following services:
Commit to Brushing at Least Twice Each Day
A busy lifestyle may sometimes get in the way of brushing your teeth at least twice a day, let alone after every meal. Commit to brushing at least twice each day and get the entire family to make this important New Year’s resolution along with you. The short time that it takes to properly brush your teeth is minimal compared to the time that you or a family member could spend at the dentist or orthodontist if you do not make and keep this resolution.
Dental Health Starts With Flossing
Make a New Year’s resolution to floss at least once a day. Flossing after meals not only removes food particles stuck between teeth but also removes bacterial plaque. Speak to our caring orthodontists or friendly team member at Ricci Orthodontics if you need help to learn how to improve your flossing habits.
Eat Healthier During the New Year
There are many negative effects of living a sedentary lifestyle. Quarantining probably did not help improve the eating habits of many people. If you are one of the people who worked from home in their pajamas while snacking simultaneously, you are not alone. Perhaps it became easier to grab something quick instead of preparing healthy meals. Avoiding foods that are high in sugar is one way to protect your teeth in 2021.
There are shocking study results related to oral health, including:
- At least 40 percent of adults 18 and over report experiencing mouth pain within the past year
- An estimated 80 percent of adults experience at least one cavity before age 35
- Approximately 25 percent of all children experience tooth decay
- There are tens of thousands of new oral health cancers diagnosed every year
- Poor oral hygiene is a contributing factor to the estimated four in ten adults ages 34 and over that experience periodontal disease each year
Eat healthier in the new year as part of your commitment to improving your own dental health and that of every family member.
Do Not Let The Pandemic Affect Your Dental Care
The fact that many dentists and orthodontists closed their practices during the pandemic likely affected the regular oral health care routine of many patients. The staff and orthodontists at Ricci Orthodontics are here to help you get back on track with a healthy dental care routine.
We understand if you did not follow through with your dental or orthodontics needs during this difficult time. We are here to help, no matter the type of orthodontics treatment that you need right now. Commit to getting an oral cancer screening or discussing other screenings with your orthodontist. We won’t be wearing masks forever!
Contact Ricci Orthodontics in Johns Creek, Georgia
The Ricci Orthodontics team of professional dental hygienists is here for you and your family. Get started on a new year of oral health wellness that contributes to your overall health and well-being. Contact us at 678.932.0308, or contact us online today!