At this time of year, many of us are thinking about our New Year’s resolutions. With that in mind, I would like to recommend that everyone considers including regular dentist visits as one of their health resolutions for the new year.
A routine check-up is one of the best ways to help prevent and catch problems such as cavities, periodontal disease and oral cancer. It’s best to catch these health issues sooner rather than later, when patients are forced to deal with the pain and consequences from these conditions.
In fact, Dr. Nadia Chowhan of Aspen Dental shared her advice on making oral health a priority here.
Routine dental check-ups can help prevent a variety of medical problems, in the mouth and elsewhere. Incorporating proper and regular oral care can go a long way. It’s as simple as brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing daily, making your next dentist check-up a breeze and maintaining better oral health for longer.
There’s no better time to commit to better oral health and hygiene than at the start of a new year, with a clean slate.
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