Find Your Dental Confidence: 5 Oral Care Tips for 2020

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Find Your Dental Confidence:
5 Oral Care Tips for 2020

A recent survey has shown that as many as 19 million people believe that a healthy smile serves to boost their self-confidence. People believe that their smile is unattractive often face difficulty in developing relationships and progressing in their careers. Feeling self conscious about your teeth can have a huge impact on how often you laugh and smile. Taking steps towards a healthy smile by improving your oral care routine can make a huge impact on your overall confidence. Here are the 5 tips that we recommend:

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Commit to Regular Dental Appointments If there is one tip that is the most important of them all, it’s to stay consistent with your dental check-ups and cleanings. Dental appointments are vital in maintaining a healthy smile. While regular cleanings are important, these appointments also give your dentist a chance to check for everything from cavities to oral cancer. We all know that preventative care is always cheaper than dealing with serious oral issues down the road, so investing in regular appointments is one of the best things you can do for your smile and your wallet.

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Improve (and Stick With) Your Home Care Routine – A solid hygiene routine at home is almost as important as those regular check-ups. Commit to brushing your teeth for two minutes every day, flossing once a day, brushing your tongue while brushing your teeth, and limiting sugary foods and sodas as much as possible.

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Recognize the Impact of Diet on Dental Health – Improving your diet may already be on your list of resolutions for 2020. While your waistline might be your primary motivation for making better choices, it’s important to recognize the impact our diets have on our oral health. Foods that are high in sugar or very acidic should be enjoyed in moderation and you should aim to brush your teeth afterwards.

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Consider Using a Mouth Guard for Protection – Those of us that struggle with grinding our teeth could really benefit from using a mouth guard. Using a mouth guard is also beneficial by adding an extra layer of protection to those that have had extensive dental work completed in the past.

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Report Problems As Soon As They Arise – Your teeth work hard every day. Experiencing dental issues is far from uncommon and, unfortunately, our teeth do not fix themselves. Call your dental office as soon as possible if you’re experiencing any pain or sudden changes with your teeth.

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!