Four New Year’s Resolution from your family dentist in Maple Ridge BC

Posted Jan 3rd, 2021 in Dental Health Tips

Four New Year’s Resolution from your family dentist ! 

Happy New Year!! The team at Kanaka Creek Family Dental wants you to have your best year yet. With 2020 now behind us it's time to make the most of 2021. The start of the new year is the perfect opportunity to reflect on the positive elements in our life and make changes to boost your well being this year. As we begin our journey to get back into a normal routine, here are 4 important resolutions for the new year.

Drink More Water

Drinking at least eight  servings  (8oz) of water daily is an important step in maintaining a healthy metabolism and overall health. Drinking water daily is a great way to increase your mental and physical performance. Water also improved your digestion and increase weight loss. An easy way to drink more water is to always have a water bottle at hand. By addition water into your daily routine, you can be the path to a better you.

Reduce Stress

I'm sure you are happy to be done with 2020. Last year was filled with stresses: viruses, quarantine, lockdowns. The added stress in our day to day routine has unfortunately affected the health of many individuals! Added stresses can make you more prone to chronic disease and impact the health of your teeth. Stress can cause clenching and grinding habits that will cause damage to your teeth. The clenching or drinking can also lead to joint issues, also known as TMD (Temporomandibular disorders). The TMJ (Temporomandibular joint) can take excessive force when clenching or grinding, causing harm to the joint. Teeth grinding can cause loss of tooth, cracked teeth and even loss of a multiple teeth. Ask your team at Kanaka Creek Family Dental how we can help protect your teeth with a protective night guard. By leading a more stress free life, you can improve not only your physical health, but also your dental health.

Commit to a healthier you

It's never been a better time to start eating healthy and getting regular exercise. With the start of 2021,  challenge yourself to eat less sugar, less fatty foods and reinvent your diet. Eating healthy leads to improved physical health and prevents the start of tooth decay or cavities. Regular exercise also help improve your immune system and prevent chronic diseases. Book your new patient exam and discuss your diet with our trusted dental team in maple ridge. 

Improve your oral hygiene routine

Brushing 2x a day day and flossing are the foundation to healthier smile. This year commit to investing into yourself by buying an electric tooth brush. Dr. Sabrina recommends using an electric tooth brush and water flosser to maintain good oral hygiene. Flossing daily (String floss or water flosser) will remove any food debris left around the teeth and fight gum disease. A mouth wash is also great to use to kill gum disease and cavity causing bacteria! Call to book your routine dental cleaning and check up to discuss a more personalized and customized approach to improving your oral hygiene and betters smile in 2021. 

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