New Year’s Resolutions: Visit Your Dentist More This Year!

West Columbia SC General DentistAs 2017 gets underway, we’re all hoping that we can stick to our resolutions even better than we did last year.

Some of your resolutions may include making changes to improve your weight and health. Things like:

  • Eating better
  • Cutting back on caffeine
  • Quitting smoking
  • Exercising more

But one New Year’s resolution that you may have never thought of before could be this: visit the dentist more this year.

Why Visit The Dentist?

You can get started on this resolution by booking your first appointment for early in the year. This way, you don’t keep putting it off.

Dental visits are key to detecting problems before they get too big. Additionally, your mouth is not just a gateway for food – it’s also a window into the state of your body. Keeping your mouth in good shape could help you reach those other resolutions you set this year.

Why More?

It’s pretty straightforward: the more often you visit the dentist, the cleaner your teeth stay and the more likely you are to detect potentially harmful situations.

Most people only make it to their dental appointments once a year, if that. It’s easy to not go at all until you’re in pain.

Instead, aim for having a preventive visit once every six months. If you are at high risk for something like gum disease or tooth decay, visiting every 3-4 months might be best.

You owe it to yourself to take care of your dental health and Carolina Smiles Family Dentistry can help you do just that! Call us today to get your new year off to the best possible start.

Posted on behalf of Carolina Smiles Family Dentistry

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