The new year marks a new start, and is a great time to set resolutions! You would be surprised at all the benefits improving your oral health routine can have on your daily life and overall wellness. Here are some of Palo Alto Dentists Dr. Jurash and Dr. Hansen’s  top oral health tips that can help improve your daily health in 2019:

Watch What You Eat

Eating crunchy veggies helps you naturally combat plaque, and provide vitamins and nutrients that are great for your overall health. Apples, Celery, and Carrots are some healthy snacks with fiber that help scrub away buildup and plaque on your teeth.

Drink More Water

Choosing water over juices or sodas will cut out a big cavity causing culprit – sugar – as well as cut down your daily caloric intake. Eliminating as much sugar in your diet as possible can help ensure a cavity free 2019 and have some slimming effects as well! Water also aids in keeping your mouth clean by stimulating saliva production, and washing away food debris that can be harmful for tooth enamel.

Quit Smoking

Tobacco use is extremely detrimental to your oral health. Smoking leaves your teeth noticeably discolored, while also doubling your risk of gum disease, and increasing the likelihood of throat, lung and oral cancer.

Visit Dr. Hansen in Palo Alto

Schedule a check-up with Dr. Hansen to get a clear understanding of the goals you should set for the new year. Dr. Hansen will give you the best advice to help improve your overall oral health as well as help ensure a healthy 2019!

For more tips on how to maintain your oral health this year, or to schedule an appointment with Palo Alto dentist, Dr. Hansen, call  650-326-3290 today!