We care about the health of your smile at Tilghman Orthodontics, so here are our pro tips for keeping your smile healthy in the new year. Schedule an appointment with us today!

Resolutions For A Healthier Smile

Resolutions For A Healthier Smile
Posted on 01/07/2019

New Year, New You


With the turn of the new year, comes a time to make new resolutions. One of these resolutions should be a focus on your oral health to ensure a happy and healthy smile. We have compiled a list of top tips to help you stay on top of your oral health in 2019!


Brush Your Teeth Twice a Day

This should not come as a surprise to you, but in order to ensure proper tooth health brushing twice a day is essential. It is especially important to brush before bed, to get rid of the plaque that has built up throughout the day.


Flossing is a Non-Negotiable

In terms of health of the gum, there is nothing more valuable than daily flossing. Flossing helps remove plaque that is in between your teeth, in your gum, and in those hard to reach places. Without flossing you are much more susceptible to gum diseases such as gingivitis and periodontitis.


Use Fluoride Toothpaste

The benefit of fluoride is preventing tooth decay; it does this by slowing down the process of enamel breakdown. This will allow help strengthening weak spots and exposed roots.


Add Mouthwash to Your Routine

Using a mouthwash daily can help prevent against gingivitis and reduce tartar or plaque. Additionally, your peers will thank you, as it keeps your breath smelling fresh.


Cut Down on Acid Drinks and Sugary Foods

Foods such as sodas and candy softens tooth material and will breakdown the minerals in your enamel causing cavities.

Treatment

If you are looking for a cosmetically better smile, feel free to reach out for a free consultation on services such as Invisalign and braces!


Visit Your Local Salisbury & Berlin Orthodontist Today!

Ready to find out how you can achieve a straight and healthy smile? To find out more about Invisalign, Smiles Correct, braces, and more, give our office a call at (410) 742-4813. You can also get started by requesting an appointment online. We look forward to hearing from you soon!