5 Dental Health New Year’s Resolutions

5 Dental Health New Year’s Resolutions

It’s time of the year we think about what the New Year has in store for us, and what we would like to accomplish in 2017. New Year’s resolutions are an important part of welcoming in the New Year because they provide a direction to move forward.

While you surely have your personal resolutions, why not try adding some New Year resolutions for your teeth? Healthy teeth can lead to a better smile and overall better health.

Simple New Year’s Resolutions to Shape Up Your Smile

EK Dental Surgery encourages you to pick New Year’s resolutions that benefit your teeth and health. Below are eight great resolutions for oral health. Pick a few and practice them. Then let us know how you do!

Don’t Get ‘Stuck’ With Bad Dental Health This Holiday Season

Don’t Get ‘Stuck’ With Bad Dental Health This Holiday Season

Ah, the holiday season! Time to eat lots of sugar infused snacks and drink sugary beverages with our friends, coworkers, and family. Unfortunately, these snacks and beverages are bad for teeth and this makes dental care over the holidays something we should all take seriously.

The Destructive Role of Sugar

Sticky plaque is constantly forming on your teeth and gums. This plaque contains bacteria that feed on sugar and create acids that last for nearly 30 minutes. Those acids destroy tooth enamel over time, and as tooth enamel weakens the chances of poor dental health and cavities increases.

What Can You Do?

Working with the skilled professionals at EK Dental Surgery in Glen Waverley you can ensure your long-term oral and overall health survives the holidays. It only takes a little bit of thought, and it will bring you the best present of the season: healthy, attractive teeth.