Dr. Gentry’s Article: A New Year’s Resolution You Can Smile About

Here’s a New Year’s Resolution You can Smile About! Ten Steps to Happy Teeth and a Happy You:

  1. Floss once a day. Without flossing you miss 40% of the tooth surface.
  2. Brush twice a day. Brush for 2 minutes with a fluoride toothpaste, and brush your tongue.
  3. Schedule at lease 2 dental check-ups and cleanings each year.
  4. Eat healthy. Cut down on sweets and eat more fruits and veggies.
  5. Stop smoking. It’s bad for everything!
  6. Drink more water. Stop drinking soda!
  7. Stress causes you to clench and grind your teeth, wearing them down and breaking your teeth. Have your dentist make you a nightguard if you do.
  8. Chew sugarless gum after meals. This stimulates saliva flow to clean off your teeth.
  9. Wear a custom fit sports mouthguard when playing contact sports. This helps prevent broken teeth and concussions.
  10. Smile more. You will feel better :-)))

Dr. Philip A. Gentry, DDS