Have you considered setting a New Year’s resolution with guaranteed success? If so, nightly rinsing with mouthwash could be just what the dentist ordered!
Mouthwash should be an essential part of your oral health routine. As little as one minute a day can protect your oral health. Simply leave a bottle next to your bathroom sink as a gentle reminder of your resolution.
Documented benefits of fluoride formulas include
1. Strengthening tooth enamel and preventing cavities
2. Freshening your breath
3. Clearing food particles missed by brushing and flossing
4. Reducing the amount of plaque on your teeth
5. Healing canker sores faster
According to a study published in the November issue of The Journal of the American Dental Association, mouth rinses can also reduce the SARS-CoV-2 viral load in saliva. The author of the study explains, “Rinsing for 60 seconds can reduce the salivary loads of SARS-CoV-2 for 45 minutes.” While there is no evidence that mouthwash actually kills the virus, pre-procedural mouthwash is now a common practice. Maintain your oral health in 2022 with a good home care routine including mouthwash, brushing, flossing, dental checkups and regular professional cleanings.
Here’s to a great year ahead — and a simple, one-minute resolution that will be easy to keep!
Piedmont Periodontics is located in the heart of Midtown Atlanta where moderate temperatures allow residents to enjoy an urban winter wonderland like no other.
Some of our favorite seasonal activities and events near our office include
Atlanta Santa Speedo Run | Dec 11
Strip down to your skivvies in the name of charity for this 1-mile fun run sponsored by Bert’s Big Adventure, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides magical, all-expenses-paid journeys to Walt Disney World for children with chronic and terminal illnesses.
Smiles for the Season | Dec 12
Experience a festive character breakfast buffet to benefit Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.
Friday Jazz | Dec 17
Enjoy music curated by Kenny Banks Jr. at the High Museum. This recurring event features a different style of jazz each month from straight ahead to free jazz, bebop to swing, and more.
Season on the Square | Now – Jan 17
Did you know that Colony Square became home to an indoor ice-skating rink in 1973? Well, lace up your skates for a nostalgic return! “Midtown’s Living Room” has been transformed into an outdoor ice-skating rink for the winter. After your session, warm up with a specialty holiday cocktail.
Garden Lights, Holiday Nights | Now – Jan 15
Voted the best holiday event in metro Atlanta by AJC Readers, guests can expect new twists including a colorful Glowing Grove along the Flower Walk, oversized flowers leading to Ice Goddess, and several lighted sculptures from the 2021 summer exhibition SUPERnatural: Glass Art by Jason Gamrath.
December is a great time to take advantage of all that Midtown Atlanta has to offer. Happy Holidays from Piedmont Periodontics!