4 Ways To Build A Better Smile Next Year

It’s time to look toward a brand new year and a fresh start for your oral health!

Your friends at Elizabeth Kilpatrick-Fox, DMD are excited to help you reach your smile goals, whether it’s been years since you’ve been to the dentist or you maintain healthy teeth and gums and just want to make your smile look better.

We have all the dental solutions you could possibly need, thanks to the expertise of Dr. Fox and her commitment to advanced technology and techniques!

4 Smile Goals For The New Year

Here are just four of the countless ways we can help you achieve a healthier mouth and a better smile in Swedesboro in the year to come:

Brush Properly

You probably already brush your teeth every day, but do you do it long enough? Or often enough?

Or properly?

The American Dental Association recommends brushing twice a day for two minutes each time, so if that’s not something you’re used to, set a timer on your phone until you get a better feel of the two-minute standard.

You can also invest in an electric toothbrush that signals when it’s time to move to the next area of your mouth. Talk to Dr. Fox at your next hygiene appointment about the proper brushing technique and the toothbrush that will work best for you.

Commit To Daily Flossing

If you don’t floss every single day, make starting one of your New Year’s resolutions!

It’s such an important step in your daily oral hygiene regimen that gets rid of food particles between your teeth that your toothbrush misses or can’t remove.

The reason you don’t want those particles in your mouth is that it’s the food source of the bacteria that causes decay and cavities.

Take Advantage Of Preventive Care

Along with a teeth cleaning and dental exam, you can prevent oral health problems with additional treatments like sealants and fluoride applications.

Designed to create a barrier between your teeth and harmful bacteria, dental sealants can keep cavities from forming, especially in the harder-to-reach areas of your mouth that are tougher to clean. Fluoride goes one step further by remineralizing damaged spots on your tooth enamel so your teeth remain strong and are safer against bacteria.

Make Your Smile Whole

Loose or missing teeth doesn’t just happen unless it’s caused by some sort of accident or injury. Many people will face tooth loss as a result of poor oral or overall health, lack of routine dental care, and most of all, from the effects of gum disease.

When your gums are destroyed by infection, they will pull away from your teeth and threaten their stability.

We have solutions to restore unhealthy gums and replace missing or loose teeth to make your smile whole again. Our innovative gum technique and our revolutionary dental implants can put you back on the road to a healthy mouth, a beautiful smile, a strong bite that helps you eat what you want, and a better quality of life.

Schedule Your First Appointment of 2021

The years change and the seasons change, but one thing that never does is the value of routine dental care with your Swedesboro dentist!

No matter what your oral health goals are, you’ll always need to visit us regularly throughout the year for dental cleanings and exams. We’re your support team, and to do our part in keeping your smile healthy, we need to clean your teeth and examine your mouth for signs of trouble so your overall care is less complicated or costly and so you can always be proud of your smile.

Let’s start the year off the healthy way! Call Elizabeth Kilpatrick-Fox, DMD today at 856-997-2767 or fill out our online form to schedule your first appointment of 2021.

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