New year’s resolutions ‘could involve fighting emergency dentistry’
People who want to make a resolution ready for next year should consider sticking to one that will help them avoid emergency dentistry.
Advice from the American Dental Association has been cited by Dental Plans in the US, which said now is a good time to make sure you brush twice a day no matter what.
It pointed out that good oral health is essential for people of all ages, so the arrival of a new year is the ideal time to prevent emergency dentistry for both yourself and your children.
"Floss first before brushing because there is more of a chance for the fluoride from the toothpaste to get between the teeth," Dental Plans recommended.
Colgate states that it is best to choose a soft-bristled brush for removing plaque and debris, with small-headed varieties the optimal design for getting into nooks and crannies.
They should be replaced every three months, or whenever they begin to show wear.