Author: Crown House Dental

Your Smile Could Benefit Too!

New Year's resolutions are excellent goals to have to start your year off with positive change. For some people cutting out meat, sugar or bread for the month is a really difficult thing to do and therefore a wonderful goal. For some people, exercising every day for a whole month is a really great thing to aim for. For others, cutting out the booze is how they wish to spend January to enjoy benefits such as losing a few pounds, avoiding hangovers and of course, getting to the end feeling proud about overcoming a tricky challenge. Cutting out alcohol for the month is also known as 'Dry January' and with millions of people doing the challenge this year, it is by far the most popular goal to have when it comes to New Years Resolutions. Alcohol And How It Affects The Body If you are participating in Dry January, your Egham dentist wants to help you have even more reason to continue on your quest for sobriety. First though, lets help you take a look at some of the reasons that may already be on your mind when it comes to cutting out the drink:
  • You seek a detox following lots of parties in December
  • You want to cut out hangovers which have been causing issues in your life
  • Alcohol has caused an issue with your personal or professional life
  • You want a challenge
  • You want to lose a little bit of weight
  • You want to save money
  • You're looking to improve your health
  • You don't like yourself when you've been drinking
  Each and every reason is absolutely unique to each person and for one person sobriety for a whole month can be a huge challenge, and for others it's a really great addition to a month where they reboot their health. When it comes to your health, cutting out alcohol is hugely beneficial. This is particularly true if you are drinking in excess, or perhaps bypassing government guidelines on alcohol consumption.  There are many potential risks for the body as a result of drinking more than you should, here are a few examples: Cancer

From Crown House Dental in Egham

Your oral health is an important part of your overall wellness and the start of a New Year is a really great opportunity to improve your oral health, maybe as part of an overall health kick. Of course, everybody has their own personal goals and ambitions and you have to decide which options are the best for you and your future. However, your Egham dentist would like to encourage you to include at least one oral health New Year's resolution. After all, your teeth help you to talk, eat and express yourself, and they support the structure of your face, keeping you looking young. Your smile is really important! Bad oral health can also have a detrimental effect on your overall health. For example, gum disease is thought to contribute to your risk of heart disease as well as other adverse health conditions. To contribute towards a happy and healthy 2019, please take a look at our 2019 New Year's smile resolution ideas: Protect Your Smile One major New Year resolution is to start a new hobby, such as a sport. This is great for your overall health, but it can put your teeth and gums at risk, especially if it is a contact sport like rugby. Your Egham dentist offers custom gum shields to ensure your teeth and gums are protected from injury as much as possible, during sports that put them at risk. Eat Your 5 A Day (Or More) Fruit and vegetables are a major part of oral health because they boost your immune system. Your immune system helps to protect you from oral health issues like gum disease which can go on to cause further issues elsewhere. Gum disease is known to contribute to your risk of all kinds of health conditions, including heart disease. A lack of fruit and vegetables can also contribute to your risk of oral cancer. So eating your 5 a day or more is a really great resolution all round. Improve Your Oral Health Regime