With 2019 rapidly approaching, have you made any New Year’s resolutions? Whether it’s eating better, exercising, being kinder, or exploring your creative side, you may set goals for yourself when you’re heading into the New Year. These healthy changes in your life are great ways to celebrate a new beginning, but there’s part of your health that is often forgotten this time of year: your oral health. Keep reading to learn some positive steps you can take to improve your oral healthcare to celebrate a New Year, new you in Pasadena with a shining smile.
Start the Year Off Healthy
January is a great time to visit your dentist for a checkup and cleaning. Not only will this make your smile look much nicer, cleaner, and welcoming in your professional and social lives, but it’s the best way to prevent and detect dental issues. That’s why it’s a great idea to get in to see your dentist in Pasadena early in the year, so you know that your oral health is in tip-top shape for the upcoming months.
Boost Your Confidence
Were you unhappy with your smile in 2018? 1/3 of Americans aren’t satisfied with their smile’s appearance, and over 80% say they wish they had a whiter grin. Thankfully, your dentist offers cosmetic services that can fix any chips, cracks, gaps, stains, or other dental issues you may have. Plus, they offer professional-grade whitening that can deliver you a set of teeth that are up to 10 shades whiter in one short and easy visit. That way, you can head into 2019 dazzling and ready for any photo opportunities.
Your Oral & Overall Health
If one of your resolutions is to better your overall health, your mouth is a great place to start. Receiving preventive dental care (routine checkups and cleanings) dramatically reduces your risk of tooth decay and gum disease. Both of these problems contribute to health risks like stroke, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and more.
A routine checkup and dental cleaning in Pasadena is also a time where your dentist will screen for oral cancer. This disease, along with many other dental issues aren’t visible to the naked or untrained eye, so these visits are your best defense against them.
Last but certainly not least, who doesn’t like saving money? If you have dental insurance, seeing your dentist early on will help you maximize your benefits by taking advantage of the preventive visits covered in most plans. You and your dentist’s office can plan out what treatments you may need throughout the year, and they will work with your insurance to utilize your benefits before next year’s deadline.
Now that you know some positive changes you can make in your oral health routine, use these tips to make 2019 your healthiest year yet!
Meet the Dentist
Dr. Chris Sierra has been providing quality and personalized care to her patients for almost 40 years. She takes pride in improving the way her patients’ smiles look and feel, especially heading into the New Year. She currently practices at Sierra Smiles Family, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry, and she can be contacted through her website or by phone at (713) 943-2094 for any questions.