The Top 5 New Year’s resolutions for taking care of your Teeth and Gums!
It’s coming to the third week of January and this is generally the time when supposedly 3/4th of all people who have made resolutions for the new year have found a way to break one or all of their resolutions.
Twitter Canada claims that the number one resolution by Canadians at the start of 2018 was to “Volunteer more or to donate more to charity”. This was followed by resolutions to Drink more water, Exercise more, Learn a new language etc.
These are all noble resolutions but New Year’s resolutions are notoriously difficult to keep, and so we wanted to ask if you were sticking with your resolutions or if you had #brokennewyearresolutions?
To help you in your care of your teeth and gums we had some thoughts on what could be great New Year resolutions for you to consider:
The new year or any other time of the year is a perfect time to write down your resolutions that have the objective of ultimately rewarding you with great health!
You could start with baby steps by making a resolution to just improve your teeth brushing habits or technique. You could step that up by making the resolution to complete pending dental treatment, and so on.
Remember that the reward of these resolutions is great health.
Here are the top 5 New Year resolutions for your Dental Health
Improve Oral health
- For successful plaque removal, brush at least twice a day using a good toothbrush and a fluoridated toothpaste.
- Floss at least once per day to remove food particles that may have been lodged in the space between your teeth.
- Use an inter-dental brush at least once a day to clean out spaces between teeth
- Replace toothbrushes every 3 to 4 months.
Get a Dental cleaning at least once every 6 months
- Get a Dental cleaning at a Dental office right away if it has been over 6 months since your last professional cleaning of teeth.
- This will help improve your breath as well. Something your significant other will appreciate!
- Or simply stop tobacco any kind of Tobacco use. Smoking or any other Tobacco use stains your teeth and potentially reduces your active lifespan
Get your teeth Whitened
- While tobacco is perhaps the biggest doer of damage to your teeth, wine, coffee, and tea can also turn your pearly whites into shades of yellow and gray. There is a wide variety of teeth whitening methods to choose from. Ask your Dentist which one he or she will recommend for you
Restore your smile
- Now is the perfect time to complete dental work that you have been putting off. Teeth restoration, the placements of implants etc not just improves your smile (which it surely does!) but even more so completing these jobs in time helps preserve your mouth’s dental structure and the alignment of your teeth.
You definitely can make this year, that you say, “I did it, my way!”