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5 Ways to Start the Year with a Healthy Smile

As the year draws to a close, many people are thinking of their new year’s resolutions. If your promise to yourself for 2022 is to get shinier, brighter, and healthier teeth, then it’s never too early to start. Your dental health makes a huge impact on your overall health, so improving your tooth care routine can even give you a huge boost as we push into 2022!

1. Brush Up Your Oral Hygiene

One of the easiest steps to take when you’re aiming for a whiter smile is to polish up your tooth care routine. In addition to ensuring that you never go to bed without brushing, you should also make sure that you’re flossing.

2. Choose Fluoride Toothpaste

If you haven’t already, you should ditch the old-fashioned toothpaste. Fluoride toothpaste is built to strengthen your teeth and prevent further enamel loss. Regularly brushing with fluoride toothpaste can help regenerate lost enamel and prevent future cavities.

3. Power Up Your Toothbrush

Another place to reevaluate when you’re brushing up on your tooth-cleaning routine is your brush. While manual toothbrushes work, they don’t have the power and consistency of a good electric toothbrush. The vibrations from these brushes help to dislodge stubborn plaque and clean your teeth in ways a manual brush never could. With their replaceable brush heads, they’re also more eco-friendly than old-fashioned brushes.

4. Stay Hydrated

In addition to being one of the healthiest drinks out there, water is a great way to nourish and protect your teeth. It lacks the acids and sugars found in most other drinks, and the simple act of taking a refreshing sip of water rinses away stuck food and gunk.

5. Drop by the Dentist

Though you can improve many areas of your tooth care routine at home, there are still some things you should see us for. Our dental professionals can help you professionally clean, repair, and whiten your teeth. We’re not just here for tooth pain! A yearly checkup can help spot and treat cavities before they become a problem. If you’re looking at the confusing jumble of whitening products on the market, we can also recommend which options to use and what you should avoid.

It’s never too early to brighten your smile, and we can help! Don’t hesitate to call us or drop by for a visit. We can help you take your first steps to the whiter, healthier smile you want in 2022.

Thanks for taking the time to learn! Invest in yourself and make habits that will benefit you and your loved ones for not only this year but years to come. If you have questions, or would like to set up an appointment, don’t hesitate to call us at (206) 203-9385 or reach us online!

Jeff Knudson, DDS

Jeff Knudson, DDS

As a Seattle area native, I could not be more thrilled and honored to serve my hometown. Dentistry is a true passion in my life and I am committed to providing the best dental care in all of Seattle. I have often been told that I could “talk teeth all day” – and it’s true!

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