Three Resolutions for Your Teeth
It’s that time again—the beginning of the New Year when resolutions are in full swing. We’d like to wish our patients a healthy and happy New Year and give you a few dental-inspired resolutions to consider in 2022
• Commit to flossing. Brushing twice each day won’t keep plaque under control by itself. If you aren’t the best at flossing—the New Year offers a great time for you to start!
• Quit smoking. Did you know that smoking doubles your risk of developing gum disease, not to mention heightens your risk of other serious illness?• Schedule an appointment with our practice. Make sure your oral health is the best it can be by visiting us for a professional cleaning.
On your next visit, ask us what else you can do to keep your teeth healthy in 2022
Teeth-Friendly Dessert Recipe
With the holiday season coming to an end, you may have gotten used to having sweets after every meal. If you’re having trouble kicking the habit, consider this low-sugar dessert recipe that is approved by your teeth—but don’t forget to brush them after.
Sugar-Free Coconut Vanilla Ice Cream
Ingredients: 2 cans of full-fat (unsweetened) coconut milk, 1 vanilla bean pod
Instructions: Shake the cans to mix the milk before opening. Pour the milk onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Freeze for several hours until hard. Once frozen, break the milk into chunks and add it to food processor—process until smooth. Open the vanilla bean pod, scoop out the seeds and add to food processor.
Continue processing until you’ve reached your desired ice cream texture. Share and enjoy with others!
Seal Away Trouble for Your Children
If you could protect your child’s teeth from cavities, why wouldn’t you? With sealants, you can! As parents, we’ll do anything we can to keep our children safe, happy and healthy. But when it comes to helping them achieve good oral hygiene, there’s more to it than just brushing day and night.
A sealant is a painless, protective coating placed on top of the chewing surface of your child’s back teeth to help limit decay, plaque buildup and keep the teeth healthy—think of it as painting a clear fingernail polish on your teeth.
Sealants can be placed and sealed in just one visit, making them a simple and easy solution to better your child’s oral health.
If you’re wondering if your child could benefit from sealants, give our practice a call today we are only to happy to assist you.