January is almost over. Did you keep up with your 2020 dental health resolution?
If no, you are not the only one. Around 80 percent of people fail to stick with their New Year’s resolution. [Source: New York Post].
People devise a number of dental health resolutions that range from correcting their tooth brushing habits to realizing delayed dental treatment. Whatever your oral health goals are, we’ve got you covered.
Dental Health Resolutions for a Brighter Smile
Here are 6 strategies that will go a long way in rewarding you with a brighter, healthier smile all year long:
Correct Brushing and Flossing
Improving your daily oral care habits will enhance your health. For effective plaque removal, brush at least twice daily with a good toothbrush and a fluoride-based toothpaste.
Floss at least once every day to get rid of unwanted food particles accumulated in the hard to reach places. Replace toothbrushes once every 3 or 4 months as suggested by the American Dental Association(ADA).
Eat & Drink Healthy
Poor nutrition can impact the overall immune system, resulting in increased susceptibility to several oral problems, including gum (periodontal) disease. Also, sugary snacks and beverages are detrimental to your teeth’s health. Resolve that in the coming year you will incorporate more tooth-friendly foods and drinks and will limit sweets intake in your daily diet.
Improve Your Display
There are many techniques to improve your teeth display and boost your self-confidence this New Year; teeth whitening is one of them. It improves the teeth appearance by eliminating deep-seated as well as exterior (extrinsic) stains. There are many tooth whitening products that you can get either over-the-counter (OTC) for home use, dispensed by a dentist at the clinic, or offered by the dentist for at-home use.
Get Rid of Smoking
Stop tobacco use. Put an end to cigarette smoking and other tobacco products to improve your overall health. Consider free programs, and support groups to get assistance for quitting tobacco. Consider having a resolution for the coming year to get rid of your tobacco addiction.
Consider Restorative Dentistry
The perfect way to preserve your smile and care for your oral health is to fulfill dental needs as soon as they come up. If you’ve been delaying restorative work such as cavity fillings, bonds, implants, or crowns, target the New Year as the perfect time to prioritize your dental health.
Routine Dental Visits
Visiting your dentist every six months will help prevent any oral health issues before they lead to discomfort or costly treatment. With regular dental visits, your dentist will check your oral health and will also suggest the most suitable regimen to address the areas of concern.
Adopt these New Year’s resolutions to attain optimum oral health and wellness. Healthier, whiter teeth are a perfect New Year gift that you can offer to yourself.
Call us at (515) 207-4388 to learn more about good oral health habits and to schedule an appointment with one of our specialists today!