It is only natural to look at the new year as a time to make positive changes in our lives. By taking a stronger interest in protecting your smile health, you can enjoy 2020 while showing off healthier, brighter teeth. Sometimes, people fail to effectively protect themselves against oral health threats because their oral health care routine is not providing the protection they believe it is. In other cases, people fail to recognize warning signs of a problem that can cause increasing harm over time to both their smile, and their well-being. Our Houston, TX dental practice is prepared to help you keep up with a resolution to protect your teeth in 2020 by providing important preventive services during every routine dental exam!
Make Sure You Have Routine Dental Care Scheduled For The New Year
If you have not made arrangements for preventive dental care in the new year, make sure you arrange treatment as soon as possible. Unless told otherwise, a person should have dental appointments scheduled every six months. By keeping to this schedule, you enjoy regular cleaning sessions where tartar buildup can be removed, and you can count on your dentist to identify problems with tooth decay when they only require a dental filling.
Improving Your Daily Oral Health Care Routine
Is it time to re-evaluate your daily oral health care routine? You may feel that your habits are effective because you have had few to no problems in the past. What you should realize is that life changes, along with gradual enamel erosion, can ultimately hurt your natural ability to resist decay. Because of this, habits that have been effective may begin to fall short. It may be time to work on your daily routine if:
- You spend less than two minutes brushing
- You are not consistent about flossing your teeth
- You have experienced bleeding gums, swollen tissues, or other signs of gingivitis
- You have had recent cavity trouble
- You are not replacing your toothbrush on a regular basis
Bruxism Can Cause Serious Damage To Your Smile – We Can Help
If you often wake up with facial aches and pains, or feel that your teeth are overly sensitive in the mornings, you could be experiencing bruxism. It is important that you take this problem seriously, as it can eventually case serious damage to your smile if it is not addressed. It can also lead to problems with TMJ dysfunction that can cause you to experience chronic headaches. We can protect your teeth with a special appliance that stops grinding from occurring, and hurting your smile.
Healthy Smiles Family Dentistry Can Help You Enjoy Better Smile Health
At Healthy Smiles Family Dentistry in Houston, TX, we are prepared to help you take great care of your smile in the new year! To learn more about our practice, or to make an appointment with us, call our dental office in Houston, TX, today at (281) 974-4494.