Dental New Years Resolution
It's the start of a new year, and many of us are thinking about New Year’s resolutions about our health. Whether you’re looking to spend more time in the gym, eat better food, or cut back on the alcohol, the beginning of the year can be a great opportunity to kickstart a positive change in your life.
As you're committing to making positive changes in your life, why not commit to improving your dental health? At North Richland Hills Dentistry, we hope you’ll consider making a dental New Year’s resolution! If you need some ideas, we’ve come up with three resolutions to get your started.
1. Create a Routine
We’re all busy, and sometimes skimping on brushing your teeth can seem like an easy way to save a few minutes. However, doing so will probably just cause more problems. One of the best ways to avoid most major dental problems is to practice good preventive care. This means brushing your teeth twice daily, flossing once each day, and visiting our office for regular cleanings and exams.
2. Floss Daily
Brushing twice daily is great, but if you aren’t supplementing brushing with regular flossing, you are making it easy for plaque to build up on your teeth and along the gum line in areas where your toothbrush just can't reach. Your teeth have five surfaces, and if you don’t floss, you leave at least two of those surfaces unclean. If you need help kickstarting your flossing routine, check out some of the neat flossing gadgets on the market, like the Waterpik®, floss threaders, and flosser picks.
3. Eliminate Soda
This one’s easy – if you’re looking for a quick fix to improve your health and strengthen your teeth, consider cutting out soda. The sugar in soda feeds the bad bacteria in your mouth, which then create acids. This acid can damage the enamel on your teeth, leading to tooth decay and cavities. Instead, replace soda with water, milk, or some vegetable juice.
We hope these tips have given you and your family some good ideas for New Year’s resolutions! To ask our team what resolutions they recommend or to schedule your next appointment at our office, call us today.