We hope that each of you had a very Merry Christmas! It's hard to believe that the New Year is right around the corner. While you are pondering on some New Year's Resolutions you might want to consider what your teeth would ask for this coming year. World Dental Health shares some great resolution ideas that will keep your mouth happy and your teeth where they belong! Their article is entitled New Year Dental Resolutions, we think they are great ideas!
A resolution is a promise or a commitment to yourself, that you will try to fulfill a goal. Now one of the most important resolutions should contain the word “health” in it. Therefore, even if you can’t make sure that you will be able to buy a home next year, you can make sure that you will pay more attention to yourdental health.
Here is a list with a few suggestions for your New Year’s dental health resolution:
Promise to yourself that you will floss at least once a day
Even if you don’t like the dental floss, you should have to get used to it. The dental floss helps eliminating all the food particles from in between your teeth, where the regular brush does not reach. This way you eliminate all harmful particles that could lead to tooth or gum damage.
Brushing your teeth twice a day
According to plenty of statistics many people do brush their teeth only one time per day. They tend to brush their teeth in the most “comfortable” period of the day- in the morning or before going to bed.
Promise to yourself that there will be no excuses that you are in a huge hurry and instead of brushing you will just take a pocketful of mints in the morning. Also, you can’t be sleepy enough to forget about brushing your teeth before going to bed. Brushing twice a day…keeps the dentist drill away!
Respect those regular dental cleanings
Your insurance does not cover 100% for two dental cleanings per year without a reason. Don’t get mistaken, it is not that the insurer wants you to stay healthy, but it is because the insurer wants to avoid at all costs having to cover for expensive dental treatments.
Try to look at the issue from your point of view- by respecting those regular dental cleanings you will keep away gum disease, bad breath from too much plaque deposit, and other infections and dental problems.
One dental checkup every year…at least
Regardless of whether you have got visible cavities or not. The dental checkup is not meant for the dentist to actually see what you already can: badly stained teeth, a huge cavity or gum disease.
The main purpose is to catch the earliest possible every single dental problem. This will save you time and money- and you will have good oral hygiene at all times.
We hope your New Year will be filled with wonderful experiences and many happy days. Remember that a goal written down has a greater chance of being reached than if you just "wish it" to happen. We would love to help you schedule your cleaning appointments or sit down with you for a free consultation in regards to the work that you need or would like done. Together we can strive for a life-long dental health.
Happy New Year!
Dr. Clark & His Team
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for next year!