Tips for healthy teeth in 2020 - DB Dental

Make 2020 the year you take your oral health to the next level, but not just because you want a beautiful smile. Good oral health is important for your general health and vital if you have type 2 diabetes, heart issues, a compromised immune system or are pregnant.

By making plans now, 2020 can be the year you make some positive changes to improve your oral health, both at home and with your DB Dental practitioner’s help. Here are five things to try this year for healthier teeth and a lovelier smile.


1 – Upgrade your dental health


Start by checking your oral hygiene routine, especially if you know you’ve become lazy about things like flossing. Make sure you’re cleaning for two minutes twice a day, and floss at least once a day.

If you’re still smoking, see your GP now to get help to stop the cigarettes. Add more fruit and vegetables to your diet and slow down the sweet treats. Walk, run or ride a bicycle, but get out and get active every day. Get a friend to join you and set some goals for better health.


2 – Make the most of your extras this year


Plan early to make sure you don’t miss out on extras insurance benefits this year. Every extras plan has an annual limit for a list of treatments, usually set to the calendar year. Your dentist will be happy to explain the costs of any treatments you’re considering, so you can budget for it. DB Dental also offers payment plans to approved customers and Afterpay options to help spread the costs.


Three ways to improve your teeth with professional help


Take your teeth to the next level or solve a serious dental problem in 2020. Here are three different dental treatments to improve your teeth and use your extras insurance.

3 – Straighter teeth. Invisalign is the most discreet way to straighten your teeth as no braces are used, just clear medical-grade plastic aligners. Your individually graded sets of aligners mean you only have to see your dentist every six to eight weeks. And it’s not just about appearance, straight teeth are much easier to keep clean and healthy.

4 – Whiter teeth. If you’ve ever smoked, or you just like your coffee or red wine, or you’re getting older, stains can be an issue. Professional teeth whitening can be done in one appointment with your DB Dental practitioner, or your dentist can make up customised trays for you to use privately at home.

5 – Jaw tension and sleep issues. You can develop jaw tension from teeth-grinding which you may not even be aware of. This can also damage teeth and cause poor quality sleep. Your dentist can assist with treatments to stop you grinding your teeth. They can also check whether you suffer from sleep apnea, which can cause sleep issues and lead to accidents at work or while driving.

Book your appointment online now with your DB Dental practitioner to make the most of your extras insurance in 2020.

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