The new year is the perfect time to start fresh.
As the year draws to a close, many people are thinking of their new year’s resolutions. If your promise to yourself for 2022 is to get shinier, brighter, and healthier teeth, then it’s never too early to start. Your dental health makes a huge impact on your overall health, so improving your tooth care routine can even give you a huge boost as we push into 2022!
5 Ways to Start the Year with a Healthy Smile
The mouth is the gateway to the body and maintaining good oral health can help prevent other health issues such as heart disease, diabetes, and stroke.
Specifically for children, establishing a good oral health routine early on can set them up for a lifetime of good habits. Be sure to help your kids brush twice a day and floss once to ensure they’re on the right path to a healthy mouth! These tips will help you start:
1. Revisit your flossing routine
2. Power up your toothbrush
Another place to revisit your tooth-cleaning routine is your brush. While manual toothbrushes work, they don’t have the power and consistency of a good electric toothbrush. The vibrations from these brushes help to dislodge stubborn plaque and clean your teeth in ways a manual brush never could. With their replaceable brush heads, they’re also more eco-friendly than old-fashioned brushes.
3. Don’t forget the tongue
4. Choose Fluoride Toothpaste
5. Keep up with your dentist appointments
If it has been over 6 months since your last appointment, be sure to schedule a dental cleaning and exam soon. Especially if you’re experiencing sensitivity or pain, or have an area of concern in the mouth, it’s best not to wait. The longer we wait to address any dental issues, the more painful (and costly!) that issue becomes. Don’t let your oral health fall by the wayside!