The new year is just a few weeks away. If you’re like most Treasure Valley residents, the thought of 2022 comes with plenty of new years resolutions. Many of us write down these goals and do our best to achieve them. However, if one of your New Year’s resolutions is a healthy, beautiful smile, the Boise dentists at Summit Dental Group would like to provide you with the five following steps you can add to your lifestyle change.
Make A Commitment To Floss
Brushing your teeth twice daily is an excellent start to achieving a healthy, beautiful smile. However, it can’t stop there. The truth is that brushing doesn’t remove every food particle from in between your teeth. If you want cleaner teeth, you’ll need to commit to flossing just as regularly. Do this by keeping floss near your bathroom sink where you can see it to be reminded to floss so you don’t forget.
Eat Healthier Foods
Brushing and flossing are two of the best ways to boost your oral health. However, a healthy smile includes eating healthy foods. Dairy products high in calcium are wonderful for your teeth. The same goes with fibrous fruits and vegetables that help scrub away plaque and other food debris. After the holidays, eating a healthy diet is a great way to start 2022 feeling healthy and strong.
Decrease Your Sugar Intake
If you want a healthier, beautiful smile this coming year, it’s essential to decrease your sugar intake. The best way to do this is by reducing how much candy and sweet treats you eat. Instead, try substituting sugary snacks with fruits and sparkling water instead of soda. Not only will this boost your overall health, but it will also significantly decrease the risks of developing tooth decay and cavities.
Get Professional Teeth Whitening
If your teeth look dull and yellow, shine them up for the new year with a professional teeth whitening treatment. At Summit Dental Group, our Boise dentists can help add some polish and confidence to an already beautiful smile. During your next appointment, ask us about our teeth whitening options. We would be more than happy to help!
Best Smile Restorations
If your smile is suffering from aging, accidents, decay, or disease, then you could benefit from a best smile restoration at Summit Dental. Our Boise dentists are dedicated to providing you with a beautiful, natural smile that lasts.
Teeth Whitening – Many people consider white teeth to be an attractive feature of a smile. With a simple, one-hour, in-office “laser” teeth whitening treatment, the Boise dentists at Summit Dental can help remove stubborn stains and provide you with long-lasting (white) results.
Porcelain Veneers – Dental veneers are used to repair chipped, broken, cracked, or discolored teeth. A veneer is a thin porcelain shell bonded over the top of a damaged tooth to resolve any unwanted aesthetic issues. Veneers are also used to help close gaps between teeth or reform oddly shaped teeth.
Boise Dental Implants – Dental implants are often a superior option to traditional treatments such as bridges or partial dentures. Implants are permanently placed in the jaw and do not require any special cleaning procedures besides regular brushing and flossing. They are similar in form and function to natural teeth and can replace one or more damaged or missing teeth.
Crowns and Bridges – If a tooth is cracked, damaged, or has a large filling that has failed, a crown is the preferred restoration method. A crown is essentially used to cap or completely cover a tooth. Your Boise dentist can make crowns to match the color of your tooth, giving it a natural look while restoring its normal function. Like crowns, a dental bridge is another method of restoration. However, a bridge replaces a missing tooth by permanently joining adjacent teeth or other Boise dental implants.
Schedule A Dental Appointment
Last but not least, if you haven’t visited the dentist in a while, now is the time to schedule an appointment. This is especially true if you are experiencing any pain or sensitivity to address any problems before they get worse. At Summit Dental Group, our Boise dentists would love to help you and your family start the New Year off right by achieving your dental health goals in 2022. Contact us today by filling out our online form or give us a call at (208) 345-8962 today.