Resolutions for a Healthy 2019!
We care about you as patients, and as friends too! As we all try to get healthier in the New Year, here are some common resolutions that can improve your dental health and overall well-being. And if it’s been awhile since your last checkup, get the New Year started off on the right foot! Call us at (248) 559-1559 for an appointment.
Make the New Year tobacco-free!
Do whatever you need to quit smoking—seek out a program, a patch, a support group. Half a million North Americans die annually from disease caused by cigarette smoking. It doesn’t have to be!
Check your blood pressure and cholesterol.
See a physician annually; a blood pressure reading is part of the program. Ask for cholesterol testing, too.
Brush and floss.
Brushing and flossing at least twice a day is the best way to prevent cavities, tooth decay, and other costly dental problems.
Cut the fat and the sugar.
Too much fat and too little fiber are hard on the entire body. And avoid food containing High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS), which piles on empty calories and extra weight!
Guard against gum disease with regular dental checkups.
Periodontal disease has been revealed as a key risk factor for potential heart attack and stroke. It’s not just a dental thing, it can benefit your overall state of health!
Get a mammogram or a prostate exam.
If you’re over 40, ask your doctor about these cancer screens, which may provide essential early detection.