January 4, 2018
Some of the best goals are the simplest. This is because the greater aspirations that many people shoot for cannot be attained without taking care of their day-to-day responsibilities. After all, they are essential for sustaining a balanced state. An example of a stable foundation that must be established before any other fruits of life can be enjoyed, is oral health. Therefore, your dentist in Beaumont recommends that you consider taking the simple approach to achieving your large goals by starting with something small and practical: dedicating yourself to excellent oral care in the new year. As you continue reading, you’ll learn more about ways to make this happen and how preventive dentistry can help out.
Why is Oral Health Important?
You may be wondering what oral health has to do with you achieving your goals. Well we can start with the realization that it has an impact on your overall health because your mouth is a window into the wellness of your entire structure.
Furthermore, the same blood that circulates throughout your oral cavity permeates the rest of your body too. Therefore, if there is illness (gum disease) or infection there, it will trickle down to the rest of your vital parts.
The premise here then, is that to be able to enjoy the results of any other goals or have the energy required to achieve them, you’ve got to be well.
Ways to Improve Oral Health
There are several ways to turn your oral health up a notch in the new year, including:
- Brushing – The simple process of brushing your teeth correctly and frequently is major in achieving a healthy mouth. It removes harmful bacteria from your teeth and along the gum lines, providing protection for your enamel along the way.
- Flossing – Equally as important, flossing removes the bacteria that can’t otherwise be reached – between your teeth. Along with brushing, this should be performed at least twice a day.
- Better Eating Habits – Many use the new year as an opportunity to change their eating habits to lose weight, but a more practical approach is to think of how certain foods impact your oral health. When you choose to eat more fruits, vegetables, legumes and other naturally occurring foods, you are providing your mouth with extra protection from the critters that seek to pillage and rummage.
- Mouthwash – Sometimes dismissed as just a way to mask bad breath, mouthwash serves a far greater purpose. It flushes your mouth, helping to remove bacteria and food particles while also providing moisture. These all contribute to creating the type of environment conducive to health and balance.
- Preventive Dentistry – Last but not least, you have another valuable asset at your disposal – your local dentist. He is available to provide preventive oral care through semi-annual visits for cleanings and examinations that will deliver gorgeous, healthy teeth and the security of knowing what’s going on in your mouth.
If you’re ready to kick off the new year on a powerful and positive note, then now is the time to give your dentist a call to schedule your first visit. This is your opportunity to pour a solid foundation that all of your hopes and dreams for the new years can be built on.
About the Author
Dr. Michael R. Olson received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Stephen F. Austin University. He then went on to earn his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Texas. A member of the American Dental Association and several other professional organizations, Dr. Olson practices at West End Dental Group and can be reached for more information through his website.
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