Becoming a healthier should always be at the top of your list when it comes to your January goal. Though many will have weight loss and increased exercise on their list, you shouldn’t overlook the importance of improving your dental health. So this year, you should set at least one resolution to protecting and enhancing your beautiful smile. Whether it is to improve your dental hygiene or to undergo a long put off dental procedure, why not make 2016 the best year for your dental wellness!
But why is your oral health so important?
Good oral health is key to strong physical health. By keeping up with good brushing and flossing, your able to keep bacteria at bay. This not only protects your mouth from gum disease and other oral disorders, but it also helps keep your heart and other organs safe from otherwise harmful bacteria and illness.
Strong dental wellness not only makes you physically feel good, it makes you feel mentally good too. Having missing or damaged teeth can really do a number on your self-esteem. In fact, you may end up hiding your smile and avoid talking when you don’t have a smile you can be proud of. Likewise, having a bright and beautiful smile can bring you a strong sense of confidence.
So what kind of goals should you make for better dental health?
There are a few different goals you can make, but it depends on your normal oral hygiene routine and many can easily be combined together.
-Brush for two minutes twice a day
-Floss at least once a day
-Use mouthwash at least once a day
-Drink more water to help rinse food, acid, and bacteria from your mouth
-Cut back on coffee, red wine, and other teeth staining food and drink
-Reduce your intake of soda, citrus, and other acidic substances
You can also make goals to receive the dental treatment you need for a beautiful and healthy smile as well.
-Schedule your routine dental visits and make sure to go to them
-Try to get a professional teeth whitening from your dentist
-If your missing teeth, bring back your smile with dentures, dental implants, or another teeth replacement procedure
If you live in or near Long Island and are looking for a great dentist for all of your dental needs, look no further than the Island Dental Associates. We would love to help you keep your New Year’s dental health resolution for 2016 and give you nothing less than a perfect smile.