Dental Tips | 12 December, 2019

New Year's Oral Health Resolutions You Should Make

New Year's resolutions can be difficult to keep but making a plan to look after your oral health is one resolution you should keep.

There are plenty of benefits of taking care of your smile. You'll save money and prevent future, more serious issues from occurring.

Here's a few simple New Year's dental resolutions that you should make AND keep:

Improve your brushing and flossing habits.  Be honest. Do you brush your teeth for two minutes, twice a day? Do you floss every day? Taking a few extra minutes a day to brush and floss properly will help remove plaque and prevent future problems. It's also important to change your toothbrush every 3 to 4 months and after you recover from a cold or flu.

Make healthier food and drink choices.  It's not uncommon for people to want to make healthier choices when the new year begins. Eating and drinking healthier options is a important part of improving your overall oral health. Regular consumption of sugary food and drink can often contribute to tooth decay.

Regular visits to your dentist and hygienist. Regular dental check-ups and hygiene visits are the most important part of looking after your oral health. You should visit your dentist and hygienist every 6 months so they can assess your teeth and gums and recommend treatment plans if needed.