Did you have fun indulging in scrumptious holiday fare last month?

As tasty as these treats are, by the time January 1st rolls around, many of us are ready to start facing our New Year’s resolutions, including eating healthier foods to lose weight and get fit.

But there’s another reason why you should make healthy eating and living part of your goals this year – your dental health.

Make it a goal in 2020 to take steps to reduce your risk of tooth sensitivity, decay, or discoloration.

Like all goals, it helps if you have a support system. Dr. Sorin, your 425 Madison Ave. dentist, and his team are just that.

Your 425 Madison Ave. Dentist Can Help You Keep Your Smile Healthy in the New Year

Here are just a few of the tips Dr. Sorin, DMD PC, recommends for ensuring a healthy, pain-free smile.

Reduce or Avoid Sweet Treats

If you’re not willing to significantly reduce the number of sweets you consume, do what you can to protect your teeth, including:

  1. Avoid super-sticky treats
  2. Choose mints or gum with xylitol
  3. Sip on water in between each meal
  4. Drink through a straw whenever possible
  5. Brush your teeth after eating
  6. Stick to fresh fruits (the sweet yet healthy option for your teeth and gums)
  7. If you can’t brush right away, rinse your mouth out with water or mouth rinse.

Eat Your Treats Right After Your Meal

Every time you eat, you’re exposed to acids and sugars that can lead to dental decay over time. You can reduce your exposure by eating/drinking sweet treats with your meals instead of grazing on them throughout the day.

Stick to Toothpastes on the Non-Abrasive Toothpaste List

Nearly everyone wants a bright, beautiful smile, which makes an over-the-counter whitening toothpaste tempting.

Unfortunately, many of these pastes are extremely abrasive, which can leave you with uncomfortable sensitivity. Talk to your dentist about various types of non-abrasive toothpaste options. He might even provide you with a non-abrasive toothpaste list.

Want to Go a Step Further? Try Smile Design from a Madison Ave. Dentist

It’s been said that nothing you wear is as important as your smile. Do you feel confident about your smile?

If not, you may want to consider smile design from Madison Ave. dentist, Dr. Robert M. Sorin, DMD PC.

Dr. Sorin can provide you with a plethora of smile design options, one of which is tooth whitening – a treatment that can significantly change the look of your smile in just a few hours.

Besides teeth whitening, your 425 Madison Ave. dentist can also recommend the latest treatment options that can change the size, shape, and alignment of your teeth.

Don’t hide your teeth when you smile any longer. Talk to Dr. Sorin to see what treatment options are best for your needs so you can start smiling with confidence.

Want a brighter, more beautiful smile? Book a teeth whitening appointment with us for a safe, effective way to lighten your teeth.