The Top 5 New Year’s resolutions for taking care of your Teeth and Gums!

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The Top 5 New Year’s resolutions for taking care of your Teeth and Gums!

It’s coming to the third week of January and this is generally the time when supposedly three-fourths of all people who have made resolutions for the new year has found a way to break one or all of their resolutions.

Twitter Canada claims that the number one resolution by Canadians at the start of 2018 was to “Volunteer more or to donate more to charity”. This was followed by resolutions to Drink more water, Exercise more, Learn a new language, etc.

These are all noble resolutions but New Year’s resolutions are notoriously difficult to keep, and so we wanted to ask if you were sticking with your resolutions or if you had #brokennewyearresolutions?

To help you in the care of your teeth and gums we had some thoughts on what could be great New Year resolutions for you to consider:

The new year or any other time of the year is a perfect time to write down the resolutions that have the objective of ultimately rewarding you with great health! Here is Global Health’s health checklist to get you to start your new year right!

You could start with baby steps by resolving to just improve your teeth brushing habits or technique. You could step that up by resolving to complete pending dental treatment, and so on.

Remember that the reward of these resolutions is great health.

Here are the top 5 New Year resolutions for your Dental Health

Improve Oral health

  • For successful plaque removal, brush at least twice a day using a good toothbrush and a fluoridated toothpaste.
  • Floss at least once per day to remove food particles that may have been lodged in the space between your teeth.
  • Use an inter-dental brush at least once a day to clean out spaces between teeth
  • Replace toothbrushes every 3 to 4 months.

 Get a Dental cleaning at least once every 6 months

  • Get a Dental cleaning at a Dental office right away if it has been over 6 months since your last professional cleaning of teeth.
  • This will help improve your breath as well. Something your significant other will appreciate!

Quit Smoking

  • Or simply stop tobacco any kind of Tobacco use. Smoking or any other Tobacco use stains your teeth and potentially reduces your active lifespan

Get your Teeth Whitened

  • While tobacco is perhaps the biggest doer of damage to your teeth, wine, coffee, and tea can also turn your pearly whites into shades of yellow and gray. There is a wide variety of teeth whitening methods to choose from. Ask your Dentist which one he or she will recommend for you

 Restore your smile

  • Now is the perfect time to complete dental work that you have been putting off. Teeth restoration, the placements of implants, etc not just improves your smile (which it surely does!) but even more so completing these jobs in time helps preserve your mouth’s dental structure and the alignment of your teeth.

You definitely can make this year, that you say, “I did it, my way!”

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COVID-19 UPDATE

We recognize the trust you place in us as your family’s Dental office.

That’s why we wanted to share an update on the actions we are taking at Aurora Family Dentistry, to keep you, and our team members safe amidst the COVID-19 outbreak.

The World Health Organization has declared the outbreak of the COVID-19 coronavirus a pandemic. We in Canada are also being affected by this pandemic.

At Aurora Family Denitstry, we would like all our patients, staff and service providers to adopt safety-first protocols recommended by Health Canada.

The Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario (RCDSO) has recommended that all non-essential and elective dental services should be suspended immediately. As a consequence, Aurora Family Dentistry Offices will be closed with immediate effect to the general public.

However, RCDSO has also advised that Emergency treatment should continue, and as a result, our phone numbers will continue to be operative during business hours, and any emergency will be seen by the dentist as soon as possible.

In order to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19, everyone has a role to play. It takes more than governments and actions from the health sector to protect the health and safety of Canadians.

Each one of us can help ourselves and be prepared in the event of an emergency by understanding how coronavirus spreads and how to prevent illness.

Please visit the Health Canada website for updates and more information.

Dr. Fahimay Naqvi & Dr. Amy Hothi
Aurora Family Dentistry

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