Our Toluca Lake Dentist Shares Information For Perfecting Your Smile in 2022

Written by Dr. McKay on Jan 4, 2022

The start of a new year is the perfect time to set some goals and make positive changes in your life. If you’re ready, we can help! Check out some lifestyle tips from our Toluca Lake dentists:‍

  • You know that water is good for you, but it can also help your smile. When we drink enough fluids during the day our bodies produce more saliva which helps re-mineralize enamel and keep teeth healthy!
  • Rinsing your mouth with water after meals and snacks can prevent tooth decay. It also cleanses harmful substances from the surface of teeth, which helps preserve enamel strength over time.
  • You know those days where you’re looking for something to tide over your hunger pangs? Well, instead of reaching for unhealthy snacks like chips or cookies try water-rich fruits and crunchy vegetables. Remember that harmful oral bacteria also love to snack on sweets.
  • Patients should brush their teeth after waiting thirty minutes post-meal to avoid risking the health of dental enamel. This is because during this time, your dental enamel is softer and more vulnerable than normal. It takes a half hour for enamel to re-mineralize.
  • Cutting out unhealthy habits is an important part of maintaining good health. So, if you regularly chew on hard candies, cough drops, or ice, make it a goal to cut out this behavior in 2022!

So, what do you think? These are some simple lifestyle changes that you can implement immediately in order to achieve your dental goals. Our Toluca Lake dentists are here to answer any questions you may have!