The new year marks a new start, and it's a great time to set resolutions! You would be surprised at all the benefits improving your oral health routine can have on your daily life and overall wellness. Here are some of San Francisco dentist Dr. Kandar's top oral health tips that can help improve your lifestyle this year.
Watch What You Eat
Eating crunchy veggies helps you naturally combat plaque, and provide vitamins and nutrients that are great for your overall health. Apples, celery, and carrots are some healthy snacks with fiber that help scrub away buildup and plaque on your teeth.
Drink More Water
Choosing water over juices or sodas will cut out a big cavity-causing culprit (sugar) as well as cut down your daily caloric intake. Eliminating as much sugar in your diet as possible can help ensure a cavity-free year and have some slimming effects as well! Water also aids in keeping your mouth clean by stimulating saliva production and washing away food debris that can be harmful to tooth enamel.
Tobacco use is extremely detrimental to your oral health. Smoking leaves your teeth noticeably discolored, while also doubling your risk of gum disease and increasing the likelihood of throat, lung, and oral cancer.
Visit Dr. Kandar in San Francisco
Schedule a check-up with Dr. Kandar to get a clear understanding of the goals you should set for the new year. Our team can give you the best advice to help improve your overall oral health as well as help ensure a healthy year!
Schedule An Appointment
For more tips on how to maintain your oral health this year, or to schedule an appointment with Financial District San Francisco dentist Dr. Kandar, call (415) 523-9178 today!