Stay Healthy in 2017!

New Year's 2017With the new year upon us, it’s again time we examine our health and lifestyles, and see how best we can improve and maintain them. Consider some of these easy resolutions that will help you lead a healthier life for years to come.

1. Stop smoking and make this New Year tobacco-free!

If you smoke or use other tobacco products, the single greatest thing you can do to improve your health is quit. Do whatever you need to—seek out a program, a patch, a support group. Half a million North Americans die annually from disease caused by cigarette smoking. It doesn’t have to be!

2. Get your blood pressure and cholesterol levels checked.

Don’t neglect your annual physical at the doctor’s office; a blood pressure reading and cholesterol test can provide warning signs for potential health problems.

3. Brush—and floss—at least twice a day.

A simple oral hygiene plan (and sticking to it) can work wonders in improving your dental health. Brushing and flossing (between every tooth) every morning and every night before bed can work wonders in battling the bacteria that grow during the long night.

4. Reduce your fat and sugar intake.

Too much fat and too little fiber are hard on the entire body. Watch for low-fat and sugar-free foods. And avoid food containing High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS), which piles on empty calories and extra weight!

5. Guard against gum disease with regular dental checkups.

Periodontal disease has been revealed as a key risk factor for potential heart attack and stroke. It’s not just a dental thing—it can benefit your overall state of health!

6. Get a mammogram or a prostate exam.

If you’re 40 or over, these exams are essential cancer screens.

About Binu Thomas, DDS

As the head of a boutique, patient focused practice in the heart of Orangevale, Dr. Binu Thomas has been practicing general dentistry for over 20 years. He graduated in the top of his class at dental school, and took advanced training in preventative pediatric dentistry. Over the years, he has trained under some of the best known cosmetic dentists in the nation. He has further advanced his skills and knowledge in endodontics (root canal), cosmetic dentistry, and oral surgery. His efficient, attentive services lead patients to feel well cared-for, no matter their dental needs. His professional team will show you the respect and attention you deserve from the moment you schedule your first appointment. Dr. Thomas has been married for over 20 years to his beautiful wife Aveena, and they have two wonderful children, Joshua and Ariyana. Dr. Thomas is very involved in his community and helps out at the local church, food closet and more.

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