Is your Dental Health one of your New Year’s Resolutions?
Healthy habits can keep your teeth healthy, following a good plan to take care of your oral health will give you a brighter, healthier smile in the coming year.
If you want to take better care when looking after your teeth and gums this year, here are some resolutions that you can use to keep your smile:
1. Schedule a dental appointment
For many reasons, people want a perfect smile but are afraid to go to the dentist. If it’s been awhile since you’ve seen a dentist, you’re not alone. Maybe you are part of the third of people in the U.S. who don’t see a dentist yearly.
But is important to have in mind that regular dental visits will help you be Mouth Healthy for life. So, a resolution to make regular visits to the dentist during the year may help prevent oral disease or reveal an existing disease in its early stage.
2. Start brushing 2 min 2x
We know you have a busy life, but at least brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes. It will give you healthier teeth, fresher breath, fewer cavities, and can avoid you some painful dental problems in the future.
3. Commit to floss daily
Brushing your teeth twice a day just isn’t enough to have a perfect smile, flossing is an essential part of being Mouth Healthy too. To take the best care of your teeth, you need to floss on a daily basis. If you’re not in the habit of flossing, the New Year is a great time to start.
4. Begin with a new healthy eating style
Eat a balanced diet and limit between-meal snacks. Cutting back on sugar can cut your risk for tooth decay considerably. Add more orally healthy foods to your diet to solidify the benefit to your teeth. Also, you can chew sugarless gum for 20 minutes following meals to prevent tooth decay.
5. Take measures to improve your smile
If you are always looking for the right time to start or complete deferred restorative dental work, such as crowns, implants or fillings, why not this New Year? Tooth whitening options has acquired enormous popularity. Also, you can consider Restorative Dentistry or Braces to achieve the healthy, beautiful smile you have always wanted. Before making any decision, please, discuss the with your Dentist, since they are the specialists in helping you improve your smile.
6. Kick the Habit. Quit smoking!
Quitting cigarette smoking and smokeless tobacco use is important for improving your oral and overall health. Smoking doubles your risk for gum disease, and is linked to a host of other health issues. There is no better time than the present to make a resolution to stop tobacco use. Be brave, live tobacco free.