Happy New Year!  Everyone looks forward to seeing what the new year will bring.  If you make a list of resolutions each year, Dr. Mary Rose suggests choosing one of these ideas to add to your list.

  1. Floss Every Day – Flossing reduces the risk of gum disease and tooth decay in hard to reach places between your teeth.  Plus, you will have a fresher breath!
  2. Brush Your Teeth For Two Full Minutes – Studies show that most Americans brush significantly less than one minute. Try using a timer or sing Happy Birthday twice.  It will improve your oral hygiene.
  3. Quit Smoking – Smoking is a dangerous habit for your health and teeth. Quitting will reduce your risk for gum disease, tooth loss and serious health issues.
  4. Buy an Electric Toothbrush – Electric Toothbrush is an excellent investment in your oral health. It helps clean your teeth significantly better than a manual toothbrush.  Mary Rose suggests the Oral B Vitality for her patients.
  5. Invest In a Tongue Scraper – Brushing your tongue with a toothbrush can remove some bacteria but investing in a tongue scraper will ensure your tongue is clean and bacteria free.
  6. Visit your dentist regularly – Check your schedule to make sure you have an appointment for your regular checkup.

Have a wonderful 2023 and we look forward to seeing you in our office!

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