Keeping a Healthy Smile in 2021
We hope the new year brings health and happiness to all of you, and that includes a healthy smile. 2020 was a year like no other, and continuing to live through the pandemic
is difficult. Focusing on your well being is more important than ever.
Here is what we recommend for keeping a healthy smile in 2021. First, keep brushing and flossing. Aim to brush twice a day and floss before you go to bed. And here’s a tip, don’t rinse after you brush in the evening. Leaving the toothpaste in your mouth will keep the fluoride around longer to penetrate your teeth to make them stronger at fighting cavities.
Visit the Dentist Twice a Year
Many people have put off dental checkups during the pandemic
, but we encourage you to visit the dentist twice a year. Most dental insurance plans cover cleanings and checkups twice a year at 100%, so get the most out of your insurance. During those appointments, you’ll get a professional cleaning that only trained staff with specialized instruments can perform. Your dental team can reach areas of your teeth and gums that brushing and flossing at home just can’t do.
can save you money in the long run, and save your teeth. Your dentist can check for signs of gum disease, cavities and the effects of stress on your teeth and the muscles along your jawline. Clenching and grinding your teeth during the day and while you sleep can damage your smile and even leave you in pain. A bite guard that you wear at night can protect your teeth. Your dentist may also recommend prescription toothpaste for sensitive teeth or a special mouthwash for dry mouth.
Keeping a healthy smile
Build a Relationship With Your Dentist
Building a relationship with your dentist and staff, like the dental team at Greenville Dental Studio, can give you peace of mind when something goes wrong. You’ll know who to call if you chip a tooth or develop tooth pain. You’ll also have a trusted group to work with if you’re considering cosmetic treatments like teeth bleaching, veneers and implants. In our office, you’re always in the driver’s seat of your oral health, and we’re your best ally in that journey. We want you to have a smile you can enjoy.
Healthy Smile Checklist
Follow these tips
for a healthy smile:
Brush twice a day
Floss before bed
Visit the dentist twice a year
We also recommend eating a healthy, balanced diet, and drink your water!
New Patients Welcome
New patients are always welcome at Greenville Dental Studio. Dr. Bullard and his team can be reached at 864-520-2942 or click here to request an appointment.
Greenville Dental Studio welcomes new patients