The New Year has finally come and with it many people have created New Year’s resolutions. Many people make an effort to stop eating low quality foods and to start exercising more. Some people like to set a goal to get a new job, home, or apartment. But this year one of the best things to do is make dental health part of your new year’s resolution.
Making dental health part of your new year’s resolution is just as good, if not better, than most of the resolutions people decide on. One of the great things about this is that it is doable and realistic unlike some ideas people attempt to commit to. While wanting to lose 40 pounds is great, there are a lot of things getting in your way, but when it comes to oral health it is extremely easy to get on track and to stay there for years to come!
1. One way you can improve dental health is simply being more invested and concerned about it. If you have been using the same old tooth paste and same type of tooth brush maybe it’s time for a change. Our bodies change over time and so do our needs; what may have worked for us in the past may not work now. Talking with your dentist about proper tooth paste and types of tooth brushes is a great start to getting on track.
2. Flossing is another great way to make dental health part of your new year’s resolution. We rarely take care of our gums and they make up a large portion of our mouths! Only taking care of our teeth and not our gums is like only taking care of the tires on the car and not the rest of it! Flossing is a great way to keep your mouth healthy and healthier gums means healthier teeth.
Making dental health part of your new year’s resolution is an overall good health practice. Many studies have shown that there is some connection to good oral health and overall health in the rest of the body. Some studies even show evidence that people who take care of their mouths and teeth have lower incidences of heart disease and heart related illness. So stop waiting around and make dental health part of your new year’s resolution!