Dental Health New Year’s Resolutions

A New Year for a New Smile

With the New Year quickly approaching, you probably have already started reflecting on 2014 and started thinking about your goals for 2015. As you decide your New Year’s resolutions, don’t forget about how you can improve your oral health in 2015. Quality Dentistry Downey offers you a few things to include for 2015.

Eat Healthily. A balanced diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables is important for your oral health. Crisp, crunchy foods like celery and nuts can help clean plaque and bacteria from your teeth. They are also full of antioxidants and nutrients that help protect your teeth and gums from harmful bacteria. Simply add a fruit or vegetable to your meal to increase your intake. Instead of a candy bar, opt for a fresh piece of fruit.

Floss. According to the American Academy of Periodontology, about only 13.5 percent of Americans floss on a daily basis. By skipping flossing, you are missing about a third of your teeth’s surface. This can lead to tooth loss and gum disease. Dr. Mehregan, your Downey Dentist, recommends flossing before you brush. It will hold you more accountable to floss and also helps the toothpaste reach in between your teeth.

Quit or Limit Tobacco. Not only does tobacco harm your health, it is also horribly unhealthy to your mouth. Tobacco products can cause teeth discoloration, gum disease, cavities, bad breath and cancer. Tobacco users are also twice as prone to losing their teeth when compared to non-users. By quitting or drastically limiting tobacco usage, the chances of teeth loss, gum disease and cancer decrease significantly. Start slowly as quitting cold turkey may be difficult. Discuss quitting tobacco with your dentist and doctor if you are struggling to quit. They will be able to help you and recommend what is best for you.

See your Dentist.It’s recommended that you see your dentist at least twice a year, every six months. As 2014 begins, don’t forget to call in to schedule your appointment for a check-up. A visit to your dentist allows your dentist to discuss possible oral health issues with you before they become something major. Your dentist can also discuss with you on how to improve your oral health regimen.

Quality Downey Dentistry hopes that you incorporate these goals into your New Year’s resolution for a newer, better smile. We’re grateful that you made us a part of 2014. We look forward to seeing you and your family next year. Call us at 562-299-9445 or Contact us for an appointment.

The Gift of a Smile

This holiday season, stand out among your loved ones and give a special gift. Give the gift of a new smile. Unlike other gifts, a smile makeover will be a gift used every day that can last several years. Your Downey Dentist, Dr. Mehregan, can help you give a unique present.

Located conveniently in the bustling community of Downey, Dr. Mehregan offers an extensive list of dental services. Invisalign, Zoom! teeth whitening and dental lumineers are some cosmetic dental procedures offered by Quality Dentistry Downey that can give your loved one a new smile and added confidence.

    • Invisalign. Your Downey Dentist not only has extensive education working with Invisalign, Dr. Mehregan has had years of experience with stunning results. Through the use of clear trays, Dr. Mehregan will help your loved ones perfect their teeth discreetly. Quality Downey Dentist is currently running a dental promotions on Invisalign.
    • Zoom! Teeth Whitening. Unlike whitening strips or toothpaste, this procedure takes place in our dental office for a few hours and your loved one will leave with a dramatically whiter, brighter smile. Zoom! Teeth whitening is guaranteed to last a patient at least six months with proper care.
    • Dental Lumineers. Lumineers are a type of veneers that are made to perfect a smile. It requires no major reconstruction to your existing teeth structure and offers only benefits!

    Use this holiday season to treat someone you love with a smile makeover guaranteed to please.

    Your Downey Dentist has been practicing dentistry for decades. We are grateful for another successful year and look forward to caring for you and your loved ones. Call 562-299-9445 or Contact us today to give the gift of a smile!