• Oral Health: Your New Year’s Resolution

  • Cosmetic dentistry - Sun Valley dentistThe New Year is here and as the month comes to a close, we want to know: how are your resolutions holding up?  More often than not, we begin the year with the best intentions.  We claim we are going to lose weight, exercise more, and eat healthier.  However, as the year goes by, we usually tend to forget their resolutions, or never even started working on them in the first place.  Our Sun Valley dentist team has a suggestion for you that we can help you achieve…Improve Your Smile.

    There are a number of reasons a resolution to improve your smile and oral health can help you accomplish your other resolutions.

    Gain a smile and lose weight

    Studies show that a great smile improves your confidence.  The more confidence you have the more likely you are to be more outgoing.  When you engage with those around you, you become more active.  Rather than retreating behind closed doors and being nervous to venture out in public, you’ll want to share your smile with others at the gym, around the community, or simply by walking around the block.  The confidence that a smile restores is a great building block to get you out and about.  The more active you become, the easier it is to accomplish your weight goals.  Our Sun Valley dentist solutions, including Cosmetic Dentistry, may be the perfect way to get you started.

    Exercise more and lower your risk of gum disease

    Any form of physical activity three times per week or more is great not only for your health but for your gums.  Exercising has been shown to reduce the risk of gum disease and periodontitis.  Of course, exercise isn’t a replacement for flossing.  The combination, however, of proper oral hygiene and moderate exercise improves your blood flow and keeps your bones and tissues healthy.

    Eat healthier and improve your oral health

    It is well known that healthy foods are ideal for our bodies.  We need the nutrients to survive.  Healthy foods like vegetables and fruits are great for our bodies and our mouths.  In their raw form, many fruits and vegetables contain vitamins that aid in digestion and strengthen our bones and teeth.  When you minimize the amount of sugar and carbohydrates entering your body, you’ll reduce your risk of tooth decay and oral complications.  Your entire body reaps the benefits of good food choices.

     

    If you are still working on ways to approach your New Year’s resolution, give us a call.  Our Sun Valley dentist team is always happy to discuss your oral treatment goals.  Join our online Facebook community to stay up to date with the latest trends in oral health and to learn more about ways to improve your health.  We look forward to helping you achieve your goals of a healthier you and a great, long-lasting smile.