New Year, New You: Resolutions for a Healthier Smile

January 11, 2022

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We’ve officially made it to 2022! Have you started working on your list of New Year’s resolutions? If you’re like most people, you’re probably brainstorming ways to increase your health and wealth. Well, by choosing to make your resolutions about your dental care, you can create a win-win situation for both your oral health and financial situation. That said, here are some ideas that’ll help you keep a healthy smile all year long!

Practice Good Oral Hygiene

This year, you should consider powering up your oral hygiene habits. Having a solid at-home dental care routine can profoundly affect your mouth’s health. Also, keeping your teeth and gums in their very best shape is easier than you may think! Make sure you’re brushing twice a day for at least two minutes at a time using a soft-bristled toothbrush. Don’t forget to use fluoride toothpaste to strengthen your enamel. You should also thoroughly floss between your teeth at least once a day and rinse with an antiseptic mouthwash.

Make Better Dietary Choices

Believe it or not, your diet has a significant impact on your oral health. The foods you can eat can become food for the bacteria in your mouth, increasing your risk of dental problems like cavities, decay, and even gum disease. Therefore, you should aim to make better dietary choices in 2022. To do that, you should limit your consumption of sugary, starchy, or acidic foods, reduce snacking between meals, and eat lots of nutrient-rich foods (i.e., fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, dairy products, whole grains).

Address Dental Problems

Do you have an improper bite, damaged tooth, or a cavity? There’s no better time than the present to address them. Your dentist can recommend the appropriate treatment to get your smile back on the right track. By doing so, they can prevent future problems and improve your smile’s appearance at the same time!

Kick Bad Habits to the Curb

Everyone knows that smoking and using tobacco products can be detrimental to your overall health. However, those poor habits are just as bad for your teeth and gums. Tobacco can stain your teeth and increase your risk of multiple dental problems. Even though nicotine is highly addictive, professionals are specially trained to make this feat as easy as can be. If you’re ready to quit, make sure you consult with a medical or dental professional for expert insight.

Make 2022 the year you improve your oral health! By using the ideas above as the inspiration for your New Year’s resolutions, you can ensure your smile remains happy and healthy all year long!

About the Practice

At Pasadena Family Dentistry, we strive to make each visit as comfortable, relaxing, and enjoyable as possible. Our time is passionate about helping patients of all ages achieve their happiest, healthiest smiles. For more ways to keep your smile healthy in 2022, visit our website or call (713) 946-5171.

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