Make Good Oral Health Your New Year’s Resolution

According to the latest research, one of the top resolutions people make focus on is living healthier. While your mouth may not be what you think of when it comes to healthy living, it’s actually the window into the rest of your body. We encourage you to make good oral health your goal in the new year.

Here are a few easy tips to follow:

  • Develop good oral hygiene habits at home. Make sure you brush twice a day for at least two minutes and floss at least once. 
  • Visit us twice a year for regular checkups. We’ll thoroughly clean your teeth and examine your mouth for any underlying oral health issues.
  • Don’t ignore dental pain. Pain around your teeth and gums, or when you bite or chew, indicates an issue that needs to our attention. Without treatment, you may face more serious complications in the future.
  • Cut down on sugar. Bacteria in your saliva love sugar! Exposing your teeth to a lot of it, you are at greater risk for cavities or tooth decay. Cut down on your sugar intake and make sure you sip water throughout the day.

Concerned about the state of your smile? Call 219-641-3422 or schedule online to set up an appointment at Van Buskirk & Krischke DDS in Crown Point, IN.

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