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The Best 5 Things You Can Do (or Stop Doing) for Oral Health

April 12, 2022

Filed under: Dental Health Information,General Dentistry,Sage Blog — @ 10:08 pm

oral health monthIf you landed on this blog, chances are you are searching for the best ways to get healthy – including optimizing your dental health. Sadly, some people assume that they can brush their teeth daily and eliminate their need for a dentist. There are many things you can do to get or maintain a healthy mouth, and we have compiled a few of the most important right here!

Oral Health Month

This month, we are celebrating National Oral Health Month at Sage Dental Care. Our team is committed to your dental health, so we are spreading as much education as we can so you can take charge of your smile! If you are ready to be on the top of your dental game, then follow the next few tips.

Stop Doing These Things:

  • Drinking soda. Soda is one of the worst things you can consume for your health. Not only does it cause weight gain and an increased risk of heart disease and diabetes, but soda contains so much sugar that it weakens your enamel and causes tooth decay. Choose water instead.
  • Tobacco Use. Whether you chew or smoke, tobacco is leading you down a path that only ends in devastation. Tobacco is the leading cause of oral cancer. Not only can it lead to your demise, but your breath constantly reeks. Say no to tobacco.

Start-Up These Habits:

  • Regular Dental Visits. Seeing your dentist at least twice every year helps protect you from diseases like gingivitis, periodontitis, and oral cancer.
  • Drink More Water. The more water you drink, the less likely you are to experience chronic bad breath or dry mouth. Water is a great way to improve your overall health – and your teeth will thank you for it!
  • Brush Twice Daily for Two Minutes Each. Dentists recommend brushing two for two. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and follow up with flossing.

We Can Help with the First Task

The first task was to see your dentist regularly, and we can help you with that. Our clinic offers two convenient locations to better serve you and your family in Lafayette and Boulder. Schedule an appointment today and you’ll be well on your way to excellent dental health! New patients can also get their first exam, set of x-rays, and cleaning for just $59!

A final thought – as we spread education for Oral Health Month, we need to remind you of the seriousness of Oral Cancer. These types of cancers affect 1 in every 60 people. More than 54,000 people were diagnosed last year and at least one person dies from oral cancer every minute. It is vital to take your dental health seriously. For more questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our team.

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