New Year’s Resolution For a Healthy Smile

New Year’s Resolution For a Healthy Smile
Posted on 02/21/2017
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At Choonara Orthodontics, we provide exceptional orthodontic care to children, teenagers and adults who live in Johannesburg, Randburg, Sandton and the surrounding areas. When you’re our patient, Dr. Choonara will align your teeth using the orthodontic appliances that best fit your needs. He will also help ensure that you can enjoy your new smile for the rest of your life by providing you with a retainer to wear once you’ve finished with active treatment.

Brush Up on Your Oral Hygiene

One of the best ways to help protect your mouth from oral health problems like cavities and periodontal disease is to do a great job of brushing and flossing. Promise yourself you will spend a full two minutes brushing your teeth after meals and before bedtime and that you will floss well at least once daily.

Eat Clean

Making healthier food choices is a great way to improve both your overall and oral health. Make it a point to cut back on sugar and carbs that put your teeth at risk for plaque and decay. A good way to ensure that you do indeed stick to a healthier diet is to plan your menus week by week so you only shop for healthy foods like lots of fresh vegetables and fruits, lean meats and fish high in omega 3.

See Your Dentist Twice a Year

Your dentist is your ally when it comes to fighting oral health problems so be sure to visit your family dentist twice a year for routine checkups and cleanings. During these routine visits, your dentist will look for any developing problems in your mouth like gingivitis or tooth decay. If a problem is detected, it can be treated right away before it turns into a bigger problem that is more difficult and costly to treat.

Don’t Skip Your Orthodontic Appointments

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Whether you’re wearing conventional braces or Invisalign clear aligners, you must visit your Johannesburg and Sandton orthodontist regularly for routine appointments throughout your treatment process. It is important that you don’t skip these appointments as they’re designed to make sure your treatment is on track and moving along as it should.

We hope many of you will follow these tips in 2017 that can help in keeping your smile healthy and attractive! If you have any questions about your oral health or need a few more tips for keeping your smile healthy, don’t hesitate to contact us. You can reach our Johannesburg office at (011) 678-8090 or complete an appointment request online. We’re proud to service patients in Johannesburg, Randburg, Sandton, and Midrand. We look forward to meeting you and your family soon!