Resolve To Make 2019 Your Best Dental Year Yet With Our San Francisco Dentist!

As we enter the new year, our San Francisco dentists want to encourage you to consider dental health as you make your resolutions! Now is the perfect time to set some goals, and set yourself for success in the coming year. Here are a few simple things that you can do to get started:

  1. Schedule your six-month cleanings

The general recommendation from the ADA is that adult and pediatric patients undergo professional dental cleanings twice a year. There are some special circumstances that may necessitate more frequent care: especially if you are dealing with periodontal disease or diabetes.

Professional cleanings allow our team to clear away accumulated plaque and tartar before it becomes too problematic. We also use these opportunities to complete oral cancer screenings—so get these appointments on the books!

  1. Refresh your oral hygiene tools

If it has been more than three or four months since you have replaced your toothbrush, take this opportunity to start fresh. Not only do the bristles of a toothbrush become less effective as they age, but they can actually harbor bacteria. If you don’t know what type of toothbrush is right for you, talk to your dental team for additional guidance.

  1. Increase water consumption

Drinking plenty of water is good for your overall health as well as your smile. When you are properly hydrated, your body is able to produce enough saliva to help battle harmful oral bacteria. Keep a water bottle with you during the day as a regular reminder, or try setting up breaks during work specifically to hydrate. And remember, any time that you are able to reach for water instead of soft drinks or juices, you are boosting your oral health!

As always, our San Francisco dentists are here to provide you with any additional guidance and support that you may need. Please don’t hesitate to give us a call, or to use the Contact Us page on our site to submit an inquiry for our team.