01 Jan Dental New Year’s Resolutions That You Can Keep
Happy New Year! Have you made your New Year’s resolutions? Sometimes we set expectations that are too high and hard to keep, but we are offering some very reasonable suggestions. Have you thought about some resolutions when it comes to your teeth and oral health? If not, then 2018 might be the year to do it. This year make a commitment to a healthier and prettier smile. You will find that sticking to dental New Year’s resolutions is easier than you think if you’re just willing to add a few more steps to your dental routine and make a few lifestyle adjustments. So, here are some dental New Year’s resolutions that you can keep.
Healthy Nutrition, Healthy Teeth
In 2018 choose to alter your diet. For healthy teeth, incorporate some leafy greens like spinach and kale into your diet. Don’t forget the peppers, citruses, celery, carrots, apples, onions and shiitake mushrooms. For additional teeth strength, some probiotics in form of milk, yogurt, and cheese are a must.
Floss, Floss, Floss
We can’t stress how important it is to floss. If you haven’t incorporated flossing into your daily oral hygiene routine then make that change this year. This way you can improve your dental health and make your dentist’s job easier.
Don’t wait for a dental emergency in order to pay a visit to your dentist! Patients with great dental hygiene visit their dentists at least twice a year. Those that are at high risk of dental disease, should visit more often, about every three to four months.
Finally, don’t forget to use a mouthwash every time you floss and brush your teeth. Fluoride mouthwash incorporates itself into the enamel of your teeth, thus making you less susceptible to cavities. If you have children, they can especially benefit from swishing the mouthwash, since mouthwash also prevents tooth decay.