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New Year resolutions to make you smile!

Cloud 9 Dentist Southern Suburbs, Cape Town is where you want to be for all your dental or oral health needs. We are passionate about making sure your smile is as bright as the new year.

As we all know, the festive season often comes with over indulging.

Therefore, the start of the new year is the perfect time to decide on some new year resolutions to improve and maintain a healthy, happy mouth.

Furthermore, having a healthy mouth can contribute to your overall health – making excellent oral hygiene an obvious goal for 2019.

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Here are a few simple yet extremely effective ways to improve your oral hygiene:

  • Visit your dentist

Start the year off by making an appointment with your dentist. This will give your dentist the opportunity to check in on the overall condition of your teeth. Your dentist will also be able to give you further advice on how to improve your daily oral hygiene practices, based on what he or she finds during the check-up.

Additionally, making sure you schedule an appointment with your dentist every 6 months will greatly reduce the risk of developing any serious dental conditions.

  • Quit smoking

Smoking causes many unwanted oral conditions, not to mention the serious effect it has on the body – including heart disease and lung cancer.

The new year provides us with a clean slate and an opportunity to make better decisions for our health. Choosing to quit smoking will reduce the risk of bad breath, stained teeth, gum disease and oral cancer.

  • Minimise your sugar intake

Sugar is your teeth’s worst enemy. High levels of sugar intake will drastically reduce your risk of getting tooth decay. Sugar gradually destroys the enamel coating around your teeth which is what protects your teeth.

Once this coating has been compromised, your teeth are then vulnerable to bacteria causes your teeth to decay.

Furthermore, sugar also has serious detrimental effects on the brain and the body. So, choosing to quit sugar in the new year will mean you will have a happy mouth and a healthy body.

  • Improve your diet

A healthy diet has many obvious benefits. However, what many don’t realise is that healthy foods such as vegetables and whole grains actually help clean the teeth and protect them from disease causing bacteria.

Eating fibrous foods such as broccoli, carrots, nuts and seeds actually clean the plaque and other food remnants from the teeth, making them a healthy option for the teeth as well as the body.

  • Brush and floss every day

We all know that brushing our teeth twice a day is important. It has in fact, become second nature to us. However, not everyone flosses on a daily basis.

Dentists recommend that we floss at least once a day – or if possible, after every meal. By doing this, we prevent plaque build-up between our teeth and gums. Plaque build-up can lead to gum disease which in turn can result in other health issues such as heart disease.

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Contact us and book your appointment so we can make sure you have achieve the best level of oral health and hygiene possible.


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