New year’s dental resolutions

It’s a brand new year and people up and down the country are busy trying to keep to their new year’s resolutions.

If you’re yet to make your resolutions, or if you’re looking for some new ones, why not think about improving your dental health? Making simple changes to your dental routine in 2016 could set you up for a life time of healthier teeth. We’ve made some suggestions to help get you started!

Get those implants sorted!

The idea of getting implants can be a daunting one, with many patients putting the procedure off for as long as possible. Implants are the next best thing to natural teeth and often last for over ten years! Our one-day implant service means it’s easier than ever to get your implants fixed and fitted. So why not make 2016 the year you finally sort out your smile!

Finally commit to flossing

Flossing should be an essential part of your dental routine. Yet according to the British Dental Health association, only 21% of adults in the UK floss regularly and one in three have never flossed in their life. Simply brushing your teeth means that 40% of the tooth surface area can be missed in the cleaning process. This increases the risk of cavities, tooth decay and tooth loss.

Quit smoking

Quitting smoking may already be on your list of resolutions, but did you know that it could yield serious health benefits for your mouth as well? Smoking is one of the leading causes of mouth cancer and gum disease in the UK. Studies have shown that smoking is a contributing factor to gum disease in 75% of cases, and that smokers are likely to lose twice as many teeth as non-smokers.

Cut down on sugar

The bacteria that form together to become plaque use sugar as a form of energy making them multiply faster growing in size and thickness. Some of the bacteria turn the sugar into a kind of glue that they use to stick themselves to the tooth surface, making it harder to brush from the tooth surface. Cutting down on sugar will help improve your dental health, giving you stronger, healthier teeth for longer.

Visit your dentist at least twice a year

Regular visits to your dentist should be an essential part of your dental health routine, and yet nearly 40% of UK adults admit to not visiting the dentist at least twice a year. Dentists help clean your mouth, advise on how to improve your dental health, and recognise potentially dangerous signs early.

Find out more about Brunswick Court Dental

Brunswick Court dental are one of the leading dental practitioners in Brighton and Hove. We have over 30 years’ experience in general, preventative and cosmetic dentistry, including tooth whitening and implants. If you would like to find out more about how we can help you, or book an appointment, please contact us!

 

 

About the author

Barry Tibbott

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Brunswick Court Dental Practice was established in 1986 as a private practice where Barry is the clinical director.

Involved in implants for many years, Barry has completed a Masters Degree in Implantology at Warwick University where he gained a distinction. He is currently a clinical lecturer to postgraduate MSc students at Warwick University, in addition to mentoring local dentists in this field.

Barry is a member and Implant Mentor for The Association of Dental Implantology and a fellow of The Royal Society of Medicine. He is also a Consultant Member of the British Society of Oral Implantology. You can find him on

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