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Victoria Ramos – D.M.D.  at Aleris Salem Dental Center
Elena Siniaver – D.M.D.  at Aleris Salem Dental Center

New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthy Smile

A healthy smile is not always achieved overnight it requires a lot of effort and time, methods, and tools to create and maintain it. Salem dentists have prepared some tips and resolutions to make your smile even more beautiful in the New Year.

The most important thing: visit the dentist 2 times a year

Regular visits to the dental clinic, at least two times a year, will allow you to maintain oral health and prevent dental health problems before they cause pain or require expensive treatment. Regular dental check ups allow maintaining your oral health and hygiene, which will keep a healthy smile.

Compliance with the oral hygiene regime!

Good oral hygiene, such as brushing and flossing at least twice a day, can help prevent gum infections, tooth decay, and tooth loss. Sugar and bits of food that stay on your teeth longer than usual can cause colossal damage to the health of your teeth. You need to drink more water and brush your teeth after each meal.

Oral hygiene: Brush and floss your teeth regularly

Brushing and flossing protect your teeth from tooth decay and periodontal diseases. Many people already know that only using dental floss can remove plaque from the spaces between the teeth and below the gum line. If dental floss and toothbrush have been using not correctly while brushing your teeth, you may develop bleeding gums.

A toothbrush allows you to clean only part of the human oral cavity. Dental floss is necessary to clean the interdental spaces that are inaccessible to the toothbrush, that is, just those places where caries usually begins.

Besides, dental floss is indispensable for periodontal diseases, crowding of teeth. It is critical to use dental floss for non-removable orthopedic and orthodontic structures in the oral cavity, implanted implants.


Scientists proved that smoking could cause problems with teeth like discoloration of teeth, caries, periodontal disease. But there is also good news: the risk of losing teeth decreases after a person quits smoking or uses smokeless tobacco. If you want a beautiful and snow-white smile, you should consider quitting smoking or limiting the use of tobacco products.

Limit your consumption of alcohol, coffee, and tea

You may already know that excessive alcohol consumption can affect your overall health, but did you know that it can also affect the health of your teeth?

And drinks like coffee, tea, or a red wine stain your teeth. Drinking through a straw can help reduce the risk of tooth decay. Also, you should rinse your mouth with water after each drink.

Water is a drink for your smile and your body. Water helps clean your teeth and prevents tooth decay. Water should become an integral part of your life if you want to keep your oral health and the beauty of your body.

Timely dental treatment

Dental diseases are never cured by themselves. Caries that do not treat in time can easily turn into a big dental abscess. Where the minor filling is sufficient, and a root canal or dental crown treatment is not needed.

Dental caries treatment means that you will need smaller and less invasive dental restorations. Dental treatment will not only help to preserve the structure and stability of the tooth but also reduce the cost of treatment. If left untreated, caries can spread to other teeth as well.

Do not hesitate, schedule you dental exam at Aleris Salem Dental Center by calling our office at 855-745-0055 or contact us online.


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