New Year’s Resolutions to Make for Good Oral Health in 2019

Happy December!

Here at Chapin Oral, we’re gearing up for a busy month as we close out the end of the year.
Students are out of school and are kicking off their winter breaks by having their wisdom
teeth removed, and other patients are choosing to end 2018 and begin 2019 with new dental
implants. We’re beginning to look ahead to 2019 and our team is setting goals for the New

What about you? Do you have any goals or resolutions that you’re making for 2019? Our
team has come up with three that we think everyone should consider if you’re not already
doing them!

Visit Your Dentist Twice a Year
If you’re not already going to see your dentist twice a year, we think that this should be your
number one New Year’s Resolution for 2019! The easiest way to maintain good oral health is
to have a regularly scheduled cleaning with your dentist. Your dentist can confirm that you’re
doing the right things to keep your teeth clean and free of any issues, and they can also help
determine if there are any things to be concerned about. If they spot any issues, you can get
ahead of the problem rather than trying to fix things when it might be too late to do so.

Maintain Good Oral Hygiene Habits
It’s one of the simplest ways to have the best oral health possible: maintain good oral hygiene
habits. We’re talking about brushing—and flossing—your teeth twice a day, every day. It
means paying attention to any pains or discomforts that you experience in regards to your
teeth or your gums. If you notice something, you need to reach out to your dentist or Dr. Hairr
to seek their expertise on what needs to be done to resolve the pain. Preventative care is an
easy way to avoid problems down the road!

Don’t Avoid Necessary Oral Surgery
When it comes to oral surgery, you shouldn’t put off or avoid any necessary work that has
been recommended to you by your dentist or by Dr. Hairr. You can greatly improve your
quality of life by extracting a problematic tooth, by replacing a missing tooth with a dental
implant, or by taking the advance measure to remove wisdom teeth before they begin to
cause a problem. Oral surgery isn’t something to be anxious about—not when you’re in our

Our team wishes you and your family a very happy holiday season! We look forward to
serving you in 2019!