At this time of year, it is traditional to take stock of the year we’ve left behind and think about our list of New Year’s resolutions. At Lacer Natur®, we are always taking care of your oral health so we’d like to invite you to make some good resolutions that will help you keep your smile in perfect condition. Are you up for it?
Having a good smile and maintaining it over time is a matter of perseverance, which has to be maintained day after day, year after year. That’s why we’d like you to discover some resolutions that will lead to a healthier lifestyle for your mouth, teeth and gums.
1. Eat more fruit and vegetables
Fruit and vegetables should be the bulk of the food we eat. It is recommended to eat at least five pieces a day: three pieces of fruit and two vegetables. Eating them raw cleans teeth naturally and their vitamin content helps to keep teeth, mucous membranes and gums healthier. Try keeping track for a week and see how much fruit and vegetables you really eat. Is it enough?
2. Avoid snacking
Eating frequently throughout the day exposes our teeth to plaque and limits the benefits we get after brushing our teeth.
Exercising moderately and regularly has multiple health benefits. We would like to take this opportunity to give you some tips so that doing sport doesn’t compromise your oral health. Hydrate properly during exercise, as more intense breathing can dry out your mouth cavity and gums. Avoid sugary drinks and energy bars, which can lead to tooth decay.
4. Make regular visits to the dentist
How long has it been since you’ve been to the dentist? More than a year? It is recommended to have a complete oral check-up every year or even every six months to detect the start of any tooth decay or gum disease. At that check-up, the dentist will see if you need a full professional tooth cleaning to remove tartar and plaque.
5. Quit smoking
You know that smoking does you no good, but perhaps you have noticed that tobacco smoke also stains your teeth, makes your breath smell and your mouth feel dry. However, the real problems that lie in wait for smokers are gum infections, tooth decay, tooth loss and, of course, cancer, which can appear anywhere in the respiratory system, from the mouth to the lungs. Ask your doctor for help to quit smoking.
And here are our New Year’s resolutions to improve your oral health. Would you like to add them to your list? Surely, with a little willpower, you can maintain a healthy smile.