With the new year upon us, many people choose to turn over a new leaf and make resolutions to help benefit their health. When making these resolutions it’s important to not forget about your teeth and gums, as oral health issues can lead to or be a sign of a more significant health issue.
According to the American Dental Association, one in three people in the United States don’t make a yearly visit to the dentist, which is one of the most important things you can do to help in preventing the occurrence of more serious dental problems. If you are due for your Las Vegas dental visit, contact The Office of Drs. Chin & Pharar at (702) 445-7075 to schedule your appointment.
To help keep your teeth and gums healthy in between dental visits, try the following resolutions:
- Commit to floss: Though brushing your teeth twice a day is important, it’s not quite enough to keep plague from building up. There are places were your toothbrush just can’t reach, creating the perfect opportunity for plague and bacterial growth.
- Lay off the sugar: Sugar wreaks havoc on teeth. Eliminating or at least cutting back on sugar will help reduce your risk for tooth decay significantly.
- Quit smoking: Smoking is the cause of numerous health issues, and according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it also doubles your risk for gum disease.
If you are would like to schedule your yearly dental appointment, or are experiencing tooth pain or sensitivity, contact our Las Vegas practice at (702) 445-7075 today!