2022 has arrived and with it the hope for good things to happen in the next 365 days or so!

At Waltzer Berry Dental our personal favorites center around improving our healthy habits!

Here are ten of our personal favorites:

  1. Try to limit sweet treats to mealtimes.  A constant sugar bath during the day (like the candy on your desk) might mean a cavity or two at your next dental check-up.
  1. Drink plain water instead of that soda or iced coffee with sugar.  You will hydrate better and your teeth will thank you for it.
  1. If you are too tired to brush your teeth immediately before bedtime, change the routine.

Brush and floss right after dinnertime and then refrain from snacking so your mouth stays clean.  Or brush and floss immediately after that last evening snack!

  1. If you are having dental sensitivity—see your dentist.   You can also try a sensitivity toothpaste until you can get in for an appointment.  Just remember the sensitivity toothpastes take a couple of weeks to work.
  1. If you don’t like your smile mention it to your dentist.   There are solutions to chipped and missing teeth.
  1. Don’t put off that dental examination—not only do we check for cavities, but we also screen for other oral conditions that can affect your general health.
  1. If you are at the dentist please speak up and let us know how we can make your visit more pleasant.  Ask questions!  We are happy to address your concerns.
  1. Use a SOFT toothbrush.  Medium and hard brushes are too rough on natural teeth and gums.

Soft and gentle brushing works best.  

  1. Consider investing in an electric toothbrush.  They work great for most people if they are used properly.  Your dentist or dental hygienist can review how to make it work best for your dental situation.
  1.  Please arrive on time for your dental appointments.  We schedule the appropriate amount of time for your procedure —a late arrival might mean we can’t complete everything as planned.    If you are running late—please let us know and we will do our best to make proper accommodations for your care, including rescheduling you, if necessary.