Although we are halfway through January, it’s never too late to make new year’s resolutions— especially when they involve your health. If you have been neglecting your teeth or if you ate too many sweets over the holidays (who didn’t?!) then it’s time to take your oral health into your hands and make some resolutions to make your teeth sparkle brighter! Read on to learn more.
Drink More Water
As an excellent way to lose weight, curb cravings, and enhance your oral health, drinking more water is a golden resolution to make. Drinking more water helps to speed up your mouth’s production of saliva, which works to wipe away plaque, tartar, and trapped food in your mouth. Additionally, if you drink water directly after you drink stain-causing beverages like coffee, you can help to reduce the chance that your teeth will become stained.
Say “I Do” to Flossing Everyday
Flossing is the biggest thing that dental patients forget to do every day. However, it is one of the most important. Commit to flossing your teeth every day this year, and you will notice cleaner teeth and gums. If you notice that your gums start to bleed every time you floss, you just need to floss more, and then they won’t bleed anymore.
Try a New Toothbrush
Can you even remember the last time you switched out your toothbrush? According to the American Dental Association (ADA), you should be switching out your toothbrush every three months. The next time you get a new one, consider trying a new one and see if you can get an even cleaner smile.
Make 2017 your healthiest year yet by making these three resolutions. If you would like to learn more about how you can enhance your smile, schedule a dental cleaning with Dr. Steven Holbrook today!