New Years Resolutions for Good Oral Health
HAPPY NEW YEAR! It’s almost 2016! This is the year that you’re going to start focusing on your health and happiness, prosperity and joy. Am I right?
Seriously though, taking care of yourself is an important factor in your being present for the other people in your life. You can’t be a good mom if you’re stressed out and falling apart. You can’t be a good brother if you’re staring at your phone, your back hunched over and your thumb ever scrolling through social media. And you can’t be a good friend if you’re in constant pain from a toothache that won’t go away.
Start taking care of yourself and a good place to start is with your oral health!
Commit to consistency!
The old saying that habits are hard to break is true for good habits, as well as bad. So get in the habit of flossing daily and brushing twice daily. After a while, it will become second nature, part of your daily routine that you won’t even think about anymore. And don’t forget to treat yourself to a new toothbrush!
Kick the bad habits to the curb!
Still smoking? Too partial to those hard candies? This is a great time to kick some bad habits. Sure, it’s easier said than done but think about it this way: smoking leads to cancer, heart disease and doubles your risk of gum disease. These are all very serious consequences that you can’t ignore.
Prevention is key!
A regular visit to your dentist for a cleaning and checkup can reveal potential problems long before they become actual, more costly problems. Add more fruits and vegetables and other mouth friendly foods to your diet, particularly ones that will help keep your teeth clean between brushings!
A healthy smile will do more for your mood than you might realize! Smiling and laughter helps to combat stress and contributes to self-confidence! So go have a giggle and you’ll feel better!
If you’re looking for a Milton dentist or a Scarborough dental office, think about Orion Dental! We offer a full range of dental services including regular checkups, teeth whitening, cosmetic dentistry and implants. Call our Milton dental office at (905) 636 – 9770 or our Scarborough dental office at (416) 291 – 0306 to book an appointment.