New Years’ Resolutions That Can Support Your Teeth

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They say that hindsight is 20/20, but you don’t want to look back at 2020 and wish you made better choices. That’s what New Years’ resolutions are all about: giving yourself challenges to create a better you. At Klooster Family Dentistry, we are pleased to suggest a few resolutions you can adopt this year that will improve your oral health and give you confidence.

Resolution #1: Become a New Klooster Patient

The importance of daily oral hygiene cannot be overstressed. Most of us have grown up knowing that we are supposed to brush our teeth at least twice daily, but did you know that electric toothbrushes are far more effective? In fact, the Phillips Sonicare toothbrush removes up to twice as much plaque as non-electric toothbrushes. Often, we humans press too hard when brushing, which can lead to damage to the gums and enamel. When you use an electric toothbrush, you simply have to place the brush against your teeth gently, moving slowly across them, and let the brush do the work.

Resolution #2: Finally Straighten Your Teeth… Embarrassment-Free!

Many folks were unable to get braces as a child or teenager, leaving them with crooked teeth that can be a source of self-consciousness. If that describes you, you probably know the feeling of dread that accompanies thoughts of having to wear metal braces as an adult. You may find it embarrassing or anxiety-inducing, so you put it off and continue to feel down about less-than-straight teeth. We’ve got you covered. With Invisalign clear braces, you can straighten your smile without having a bunch of metal in your mouth! No one else has to know, and you can get results without feeling awkward about your smile.

Resolution #3: Get a Screening for Oral Cancer

Oral cancer is a devastating issue with higher five-year mortality rates than prostate cancer, yet it often goes unremarked in the media. Like many other forms of cancer, catching the disease early is crucial. In fact, it can be eliminated in as high as 80-90% of cases. Sometimes, oral cancer comes with no discernible symptoms, but it may cause issues like sore ulcers in your mouth, loose teeth, bad breath, or swelling of the jaw. At Klooster Family Dentistry, we use Identafi oral cancer exams with three different wavelengths of light to detect the presence of oral cancer. The process is painless, quick, and possibly life-saving, so don’t wait to get your exam today!

Make sure 2020 is a great year for your oral health by scheduling an appointment today!

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