New Year’s resolutions typically focus on things like exercising more regularly, eating better, or contacting family members more often. As millions of Americans are starting 2015 on a fresh, positive, healthy note, many neglect their oral health. The truth is, however, that if one of your resolutions for this year is to be better about saving money, protecting your mouth, teeth, and gums is one of the best ways to do so. Keeping your smile bright and white isn’t just about appearance. While a glowing smile does make any person look better, it’s more important that oral health actually improves a variety of aspects for a person’s everyday life.
If you’re looking for some New Year’s resolution suggestions for oral health, look no further. Here’s a list of the top 10 things you should promise yourself to do this year:
- Stop smoking
- Promise yourself that you’ll seek preventative dental care
- Lay off the soda
- Eat more vegetables and fruit
- Brush at least twice a day
- Floss at least once a day
- Keep your alcohol intake to a minimum
- Do not use your teeth as tools
- Chew only sugar-free gum
- Buy a new toothbrush every 3 months
The above resolutions may seem simple, but they will truly make a remarkable change in your oral and general health. In 2015, do your teeth a favor and keep all of these New Year’s resolutions.