New Year, New You: Dental Tips for New Year’s Resolutions

It is the start of a new year, which means it is a great opportunity to improving one’s personal health goals. Either it is losing weight at the gym, wake up earlier than usual or becoming a better wanderlust traveler, new year’s resolutions are goals that are set for the upcoming year.

When it comes to your overall health, oral health care is just as important as blood pressure, diabetes, heart, and weight. However, oral health care is often forgotten, even though, poor oral maintenance and care have been associated with heart disease.

As the new year begins, here are five dental new year’s resolutions:

Brush Teeth Daily

Brushing your teeth may seem like a simple task, but many people forget to brush their teeth on a regular basis. This lapse in memory can lead to serious oral issues. Therefore, many Cary residents make it a resolution to be more proactive in their oral healthcare.

When it comes to brushing your teeth, having daily routine works best. Making a daily schedule is essential in always remembering to brush your teeth. Either right after you wake up or during your morning shower, a routine is a great way to stay on track for the new year.

Flossing Between Meals

Flossing between meals plays an important role in preventing bacteria and disease from affecting your gums; however, remembering to floss after meals can be a daunting task. So, for the new year, many Cary residents seek the new year for a reason for a resolution.

Remembering to floss after meals can be difficult, especially if you forget your floss. A great tip for remembering to floss is to use a one-time floss that can be used and thrown away, which can be found at any retail or pharmacy nationwide. Just use one after a good meal and then throw away for an easy finish.

Mouth Wash Twice a Day

If you are going to brush your teeth and floss, why not finish the job with mouthwash? Many Cary residents will use mouthwash but don’t properly do it well. The rule of thumb is to swish an antiseptic mouthwash for 30 seconds, twice a day to fight against bacteria on your gums and tongue.

An easy tip for mouthwash is to keep a timer. Just 30 seconds a day. Set a timer on your iPhone, Android, or any other smartphone to the appropriate time and then just swish.  Make sure you swish from side to side and back to front to ensure that every single crevice is reached.

The new year is finally upon us, so creating new habits for a healthier lifestyle is something that every Cary resident wants to do. The new year, the new you is more than a phrase but should be a mantra for the new year. Therefore, when it comes to making better choices for the new year, the best thing to do is to follow a daily routine and schedule, so sticking to the new year’s resolution will become second nature. This includes making sure you keep appointments and scheduling your annual dental cleaning and appointment at Beavers Dentistry in Cary at 919-467-0654.