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Happy new year to all our current and future patients!
It’s a new year and most of us are busy trying to keep to our New Year’s Resolutions. If you still haven’t made yours, why not think about trying to improve your dental health? Making easy changes to your routine in 2020 could set you up for a lifetime of healthy teeth. Fortunately, there are many ways to achieve a dazzling smile.
Flossing should be an essential part of your dental routine. However, according to the Oral Health Foundation, only 21% of adults in the UK floss regularly and one in three never floss. By only brushing your teeth, up to 40% of the tooth surface area can be missed which increases the risk of cavities, tooth decay, and tooth loss.
Book an appointment with the hygienist
The hygienist is not only able to provide a thorough scale and polish to remove any up of plaque and calculus, they are also there to give you help and advice on the best oral hygiene routine to follow in between appointments to keep your teeth looking their best. Contact us to book in your routine dental hygiene appointment today.
Give up smoking.
Quitting smoking is on many people’s list of resolutions, but did you know that it could seriously benefit your mouth health as well? Smoking is one of the leading causes of mouth cancer and gum disease in the UK. Studies have shown that smokers are likely to lose twice as many teeth as non-smokers. Visit the Smokefree website for help and support to help you quit for good.
Cut down on sugar
Cutting down on sugar will help improve your dental health, giving you stronger, healthier teeth. There are many foods such as sauces and cereals with hidden sugars in, remember to always check the labels.
The sugar content in beer or your favorite alcoholic drink may surprise you, also many mixers have a high sugar content. Alcohol also dries the mouth out and high acidity levels contribute to tooth decay.
Teeth whitening is currently the most popular cosmetic dental treatment in the UK. Teeth whitening is a safe and effective way of lightening the natural colour of your teeth by removing the staining caused by a variety of lifestyle factors as well as the natural aging process.
Teeth straightening can help to create a beautiful smile. At Oakwood, we focus on the Invisalign system because it offers the best and most discreet way to achieve a perfect smile. Teeth whitening can help improve confidence and self- esteem, allowing you to achieve things you never thought were possible.
Want to completely rejuvenate your smile? A smile makeover may be the option for you. Smile makeovers use a combination of cosmetic dental treatments, such as veneers, crowns, dental implants, braces, composite build ups, and tooth whitening to give you an attractive and healthy looking smile.
Want to start your journey to a sparkling smile? Call Oakwood Dental on 01489 797902 and book an appointment today.