A new year is a new beginning for many people, there are endless possibilities! You can basically start from scratch. Among the most common resolutions we find losing weight, traveling more, getting a new job, spending more time with the family … But not many of us keep in mind that we also need to take care of our smile and dental health overall. That is why in this post we will talk about a series of New Year’s resolutions that revolve around our valuable dental care.
Maintain proper habits.
A big problem not only for New Year’s resolutions, but for any activity we want to start, is to maintain the habit over time. We know that many people stop going to the gym a few weeks after the beginning of the year or abandon most resolutions quickly, so consistency is important. Brush your teeth at least three times a day; Once after each meal. If you don’t always eat at home then try to take toothpaste and a toothbrush with you. You should also floss at least once a day, preferably before bedtime.
Visit your dentist.
We know that many times due to fear or personal finances, you may not visit a dental office often, this unfortunately can lead to poor dental health and even higher expenses. That is why visiting a dentist for preventive care and dental cleaning twice a year is so vital to maintain your dental health. At Somos Dental we have many routine services for preventive purposes.
Eat a balanced diet.
A balanced diet can certainly complement your New Year’s resolution if you plan on losing weight. This does not mean that you need to completely deprive yourself of certain foods. However, you should try to moderate the consumption of the following foods, substances, and beverages if you want to achieve proper dental care and a white smile!
- Alcoholic beverages
- Citric fruits
- Pop sodas
- Among others
Avoid behaviors that can injure your teeth.
If you notice that you bite pen caps when you study or work, or that you clench the jaw when faced with stressful situations, keep in mind these behaviors may result in damage and fractures of your teeth. Look for situations that damage your teeth and be aware of them. Do your best to find alternative ways to cope with stress or damaging habits.
So, make sure you take all these points into consideration when you set your New Year’s resolutions to maintain proper dental health. These tips will help prevent many oral diseases. If you notice any changes or wish to schedule an appointment with an oral health professional, call us at 623-869-1091. At Somos Dental we have a team of professionals with a long history of great dental care! You can contact us by any of the methods listed on our website, or by visiting any of our locations. We are located in the four following areas: Downtown, Desert Sky, Mesa, Camelback and Laveen. Schedule an appointment today!