It’s the new year, so what better time than now to get your oral health back on track. We encourage patients to make healthier choices to improve the quality, healthy, and function of their smile in the new year. At Dr. Lee’s Beautiful Smiles in Memphis, TN, Dr. Elizabeth Lee offers comprehensive, personalized dental care to each patient that walks through her doors. Taking care of your smile now offers a wide range of benefits in the future. We have listed a few oral health resolutions that patients should try to achieve in the new year for a healthier smile.
Oral Health Resolutions
- Schedule a dental cleaning and checkup. Dr. Lee encourages patients to visit her Memphis dental office twice a year for preventive care visits. During your visit, Dr. Lee will carefully examine your teeth, mouth, and gums to check for any signs of a complex dental problem. Dr. ee will also perform a detailed screening for dental issues like oral cancer, gum disease, and TMJ disorder. Patients will also receive a dental cleaning to help remove plaque buildup and harmful bacteria from the teeth.
- Commit to improving and maintaining a healthy oral hygiene routine. Following a healthy oral hygiene routine can improve the health of your smile. Brush your teeth twice a day for at least two minutes a day to freshen your breath and remove bacteria from the teeth. Floss your teeth at least once a day to remove debris from between the teeth. By following a healthy oral hygiene routine, patients are minimizing their chance of developing issues like gum disease and tooth decay.
- Quit smoking! Smoking and tobacco use has been proven to negatively impact your oral health as well as your overall health. Patients who smoke or use tobacco have an increased risk of developing gum disease, tooth decay, and dry mouth. Smoking and tobacco use can also cause teeth staining. Try taking steps to quit smoking and tobacco use to improve the health and quality of your smile.
Schedule An Appointment
If you need to schedule a preventive care exam or coordinate treatment, contact Dr. Lee’s Beautiful Smiles in Memphis, TN. To schedule an appointment, patients can call our Memphis dental office or schedule an appointment online.