3 Tips to Improve Your Oral Health in 2017

Maintaining oral health tops the list of personal hygiene. Dirty teeth, bad breath, or unhealthy gums are indicators of poor oral health. Why not change all that this year? Make 2017 the year you improve your oral health for the better. Here are three simple tips to work on that:

 

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Change Your Diet

Believe it or not, your diet has a huge impact on your oral health. While candies and sodas spoil your teeth and gums, Foods like milk, meats, and bone broths are exceptionally great for your oral health. These foods provide essential minerals and nutrients that strengthen your gums and teeth. Also, make it a point to take multi-vitamins that include calcium, Vitamin D, magnesium, and Vitamin C. These nutrients and minerals aid tooth healing and prevent tooth decay.

Cut Down On the Addictions

Alcohol, tobacco, and caffeine may seem harmless, but these things contain chemical elements that can deteriorate your oral health. Cigarettes for example, contain nicotine that can be the possible cause of periodontal complications including oral cancer. Alcohol gives you dull, unhealthy teeth and bad breath. Cutting down on these things can make a whole lot of difference on your oral health.

Visit Your Dentist

We know you have been told that time and again, but if you still don’t visit your dentist regularly, 2017 is a good time to start anew. Get regular checkups. This can help detect cavities and other oral diseases early to be timely treated. It can also save you major dental expenses that might only be the product of neglect.

Begin 2017 anew. Scrap your old unhealthy habits and vow to make small healthy changes in your daily routine that can contribute to both your oral and overall well-being. Try these simple tips and see how well they work for you. Don’t forget to brush your teeth and floss everyday!