Dental Resolutions To Make This Year
It has become a tradition to always start the new year with resolutions since we believe we have clean slates. While many has made the phrase, ‘new year, new you’ sound cliché, it still does not water down the fact that we have new and exciting choices to make in the new year.
But this is where the problem lies. We make so many healthy decisions about family, fitness, friends, work but we leave out our dental hygiene. I put it to you that prioritizing your dental hygiene is as important as other resolutions since good dental health translates to a good health overall.
If you have not already included this in your new year resolutions, the time to do so is now. Here are some small strides to cultivate, that can help improve your dental health this new year.
Drink lots of water
Drinking lots of water does not just improve your overall health, it also improves your dental health. It is important to drink lots of water to stay hydrated, since staying hydrated helps your system distribute healthy nutrients, get rid of waste, and gives your skin a healthy glow. Much more, it Is also necessary to prevent cavities by diluting acids within the mouth, rinsing away food particles and keeping your teeth healthy.
Water is by far the healthiest drink to have.
Do not skip toothbrushing and flossing
Brushing and flossing regularly is key in your fight against cavities and other oral health issues. It is recommended that you brush at least twice a day; after eating and before bedtime. Also, it is important to carefully pick a soft bristled toothbrush and toothpaste – MySmile Whitening Toothpaste by Dr Uchenna is highly recommended. Do not forget to change your toothbrush at least once in 3 months.
Flossing is also important to help reduce your risk of gum disease. In addition, flossing and brushing properly will help keep your breath fresh.
Limit your sugar intake
Those bacteria that cause cavity love sugar and starches, therefore when you take sugary things, you feed them. Instead of sugary treats, try adding more tooth-friendly healthy foods to your diet. This can include foods like dairy products, which are high in calcium. In addition, foods high in fiber often stimulates saliva and can help naturally remove dental plaque.
If food particles are left on the surfaces of teeth, the bacteria can produce acids from the dental plaque which damages your tooth enamel and can lead to decay.
Prioritize dental visits
Do not wait until you have oral health issues before you visit the dentist. Ensure that you prioritize dental check-ups to help maintain your oral health, prevent oral diseases or detect oral health problems early so that it can be treated appropriately.
Now that you have read this article, what are you adding to your new year resolution this year?
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