Showing posts from December, 2018

New Year Resolution: Improve Dental Health

Something interesting happens around this time every year. People start reflecting on the last twelve months and start thinking about some things they can change in order to make the next twelve even better. These changes, or resolutions, are usually quickly lost within the first few weeks of the new year. But this year, Hewlett Family Dental wants to help you make some solid, easy-to-keep resolutions to improve your oral health in 2019.

Brush & Floss
One of the easiest resolutions you can make for better oral health is to brush and floss your teeth regularly. This means brushing twice a day, every day, and flossing once a day. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste to gently (emphasis on gently) scrub away bacteria and plaque buildup. But brushing alone doesn’t reach all surfaces of your teeth. This is where flossing comes into play. Flossing between each and every tooth daily removes the things that brushing alone can miss. Following this at-home oral health rout…

Smoking and Your Oral Health

By now we all know that smoking is bad for our health. It increases the risk for cancer, heart disease, and numerous other problems throughout the body. Your mouth is no exception. With the New Year right around the corner, what better time is there to quit? Hewlett Family Dental wants to help the cause of moving towards a smoke-free life by providing our community members with some more reasons to quit. How Smoking Affects Your Oral HealthOne of the commonly overlooked dangers of smoking is how it affects oral health. The truth is, several oral health problems are directly related to smoking, and continuing to smoke can put you at increased risk for: Gum diseaseOral cancerDry mouthDiscolored teethBad breath
Tips to QuitSmoking is addictive and therefore not easy to quit. Some people even try quitting multiple times before they succeed at never picking up another cigarette. We understand how difficult quitting can be and are here to provide support for anyone looking to improve their hea…

Holiday Teeth Whitening Tips!

‘Tis the season for giving and of course, feasting! Indulging in your favorite holiday foods and festive drinks this time of year is inevitable, so it’s important to take special care of your teeth to ensure they stay healthy and white as snow. Follow these teeth whitening tips to keep your teeth merry and bright throughout the holiday season and beyond. Sip Through Straws Seasonal lattes, coffee, tea, hot buttered rum, red wine and other dark beverages should always be sipped through a straw in order to prevent tooth stains and yellowing. Using straws will reduce how much your favorite beverages come in contact with your front teeth. So, the next time you’re offered a drink at a holiday gathering or restaurant, politely ask for a straw, or better yet, stash one in your pocket or purse so you always have one on hand. Give Your Mouth a Good Rinse Rinsing your mouth with water after eating and drinking is essential for keeping your teeth pearly-white during the holidays and throughout th…