The New Year is a great excuse for setting goals to improve yourself. People make all kinds of resolutions that pertain to different aspects of life. They may commit to eat better, advance their education or enhance their interpersonal relationships. Your resolutions don’t have to be grandiose. In fact, you have a better chance of realizing them if they are simple and attainable.
If you would like to improve your dental health in the coming year, here are a few sample goals. Remember, you only have one set of pearly whites, so it’s important to be good to them as the years pass by.
- Eat better – Eating healthy is critical for the integrity of your teeth and gums. Avoid sugary foods and drinks that foster the growth of bacteria in your mouth. Good nutrition will also strengthen your teeth and bones.
- Improve your dental hygiene practices – You can improve your dental health by making sure that you remove bacteria from your gums and teeth. Brushing your teeth two or three times a day and flossing at least once will ensure that bacteria will not have a chance to adhere to your teeth. Do not forget to brush your tongue, as bacteria can thrive there. Replace your toothbrush, or brush head if you are using an electric toothbrush, every three or four months. Start and end your day with an antimicrobial and fluoride mouthwash.
- See your dentist – Regular visits to the dentist will help you maintain good oral health. Your dentist can refer you to a periodontist in Layton or a prosthodontist in Layton if you are developing periodontal disease or if you are a candidate for restorative dental procedures.
- Enhance your smile – You will feel less confident in your smile if your teeth have a yellowish hue. There are a number of treatments to whiten the teeth. You can use whitening toothpaste or an over-the-counter teeth whitener.
Dr. Reve Chaston and the staff at Layton Implants would like to thank the people of Northern Utah for a wonderful 2017. We appreciate our loyal clients who supported us throughout the year and wish you a peaceful and prosperous New Year.