Brenda and Tom Haverford in the hit NBC series Parks and Rec taught us to “treat yo-self” by splurging a few times a year on spa appointments and lavished goods. And although it’s fun to treat yo-self with these luxury treatments, make sure that you are doing the simple things to treat yo-self, like staying up on your dental hygiene and health. From scheduling regular dental cleanings to drinking more water, this article will discuss a few of the simple, and easy ways you can treat yo-self and mouth. Read on to learn more.
Schedule Regular Cleanings
If you can’t remember the last time you had your teeth cleaned, that’s a big sign that you need to schedule an appointment with Dr. Steven Holbrook. In fact, did you know that you should be having your teeth professionally cleaned every six months? By getting regular cleanings, you can help to protect your teeth from things like dental decay, gingivitis, and cavities.
Buy Whitening Toothpaste
If you are a firm believer that all toothpaste are created equal, you are sorely mistaken. Although most, if not all, toothpaste have ingredients like fluoride in them, look for a whitening toothpaste that has hydrogen peroxide in it. Typically a bit more expensive than non-whitening toothpaste, whitening toothpaste will help you get rid of stains on your teeth without having to go to extreme whitening measures.
Drink More Water
Your body will give you a big “thank you” if you start drinking more water. Staying hydrated will not only help you to feel more energized and healthy, but it will also contribute to improving your dental health as well. By drinking more water, you are encouraging your mouth’s natural production of saliva. Saliva is what naturally washes plaque and bacteria off of your teeth throughout the day. So, the more saliva you have, the less likely you are to get cavities and other oral issues.
Schedule A Consultation
Treat yourself and your mouth right by using the easy tips listed above. To learn more about your dental health or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Steven Holbrook, contact our office today at (505) 881-1159!