The Surgeon General’s landmark report states that oral health is a critical link to overall health. Dr. Travis Lee at Ocean Breeze Dental Care recommends these simple steps for a healthy teeth & beautiful smile that can positively contribute to your ability to live and thrive in professional and social settings. Please contact our General & Cosmetic Dental Practice in West Los Angeles to discuss a plan toward your health & wellbeing.
1. Stay hydrated.
Hydration is important for your overall health. When it comes to oral health, staying hydrated helps remove excess food particles in your mouth, stimulate saliva production and neutralize acids in your mouth. The result? Staying hydrated helps reduce tooth decay and promote fresher breath.
2. Maintain a healthy diet
You may already know that a healthy diet helps prevent chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and reduce the risk of cancer. A well-balanced diet supplies the nutrients to our body, teeth, bones and gums to renew tissues and help fight infection and disease, including gum disease. Our knowledgeable & compassionate dental professionals serving Santa Monica, CA 90025 community will be happy to discuss guidelines for healthy diet to help you reduce the risk of cavities, gum disease and enamel erosion for a healthier and happier you.
3. Regular check-up and maintenance
Maintain your body with proper hygiene, exercise and regular check-up. Consult your doctor and dentist to develop a daily hygiene and exercise routine that can complement regular check-ups for your health. Professional medical and dental examinations can detect problems before they become a bigger problem, increasing the pain and cost of treatment. During a regular dental visit, recommended every 3-6 months, you have an opportunity for a professional cleaning to restore your beautiful smile and fresh breath by thoroughly removing tartar and plaque buildup. Please contact us at Ocean Breeze Dental Care to schedule an appointment.
Sleep is a vital key to good health and well-being. Research shows that quality sleep at the right times can help promote your mental health, physical health, quality of life and safety. Your body rejuvenates and restores itself during sleep to help support healthy brain function and maintain your health. For children and adolescents, quality sleep promotes growth and development. A custom night guard can help improve the quality of sleep by helping relax maxillofacial muscles and improve breathing.
5. Positive thinking
Recent John Hopkins research is yet another reminder of the power of positivity for helping people live longer, happier and healthier. So smile more, surround yourself with positive people and practice self-love to live a healthier and happier life. Hesitant to socialize or smile because of bad teeth, gums or breath? Dr. Travis Lee and his team at Ocean Breeze Dental Care have over 20 years experience in restoring patients’ oral health and beautiful smiles. Please contact us at Ocean Breeze Dental Care to schedule an appointment to restore your oral health & beautiful smile.