Most people set New Year’s resolutions to lose weight, stop smoking, start traveling, etc. The thought of improving their smile never comes to mind. Your teeth are just as important to take care of as the rest of your body, so you might as well make a plan to improve your oral health in the coming year. Listed below are some New Year’s resolutions you can set for your teeth that won’t necessarily be hard to achieve. Keep them up, and you will have even more reasons to smile in the future.
Change Your Diet to Improve Your Smile
While you make plans to live a healthier lifestyle, you might want to think about what certain foods and drinks will do to your teeth. For the most part, the foods you eat as part of a healthy diet will inevitably be good for your teeth. Nevertheless, it’s a good idea to keep your smile as a deciding factor in what you eat as well. Make an effort to improve your water intake during this transition, and you will see long-lasting results with your teeth.
Schedule to See the Dentist Twice Next Year
We all know that professional dental cleanings should happen twice a year, but most people have a hard time making it into the office for just one of the two appointments. Work, school, family, and life as a whole can often get in the way of maintaining your dental cleanings. Make it a point to actually see the dentist twice next year, even if that means scheduling the appointments right now. You will be glad you did once you make this a habit.
Maintain a Consistent Oral Hygiene Routine
If you are one of those people who brush their teeth just whenever it comes to mind, you should make a resolution to establish an actual routine for your oral hygiene. Start brushing your teeth once when you wake up in the morning and once before bed. Try to floss during the second brushing so you can work that in as well. It may take time to officially make this a habit, but once you do, you’ll wonder what life was like before.
Think about your teeth when you plan out your New Year’s resolutions, and you will have a healthier, better-looking smile by the time the next year rolls around!