4 New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthy Mouth

New Year’s Eve is almost here. And that means it is almost time for people to start working on their New Year’s resolutions.

Now, I personally am not a fan of New Year’s resolutions. I don’t see the point in waiting until the end of the year to start working on goals when you can start right away.

But that is besides the point. Here are 4 New Year’s resolutions that will help keep your mouth healthy:

1. Stop Skipping Nights

Everyone has a night every now and then where they don’t feel like brushing their teeth. But, according to Dr. Mark Burhenne from Ask the Dentist, going to bed without brushing your teeth is like going to bed with poop in your mouth.

So make sure you remember to brush your teeth for 2 minutes, twice a day!

2. Start Flossing

The American Dental Association recommends that you floss your teeth once a day, as this may help with preventing cavities and gum disease.

But, a survey released from Delta Dental showed that only 40 percent of Americans floss at least once a day, meaning this could be a great resolution for a lot of people!

3. Visit Your Dentist

Visiting your dentist is important. But, it can be easy to put off your appointments, especially if you have a busy schedule.

If this sounds like you, try making a resolution to regularly visit your dentist!

4. Healthier Diet

People always want to eat healthier making this is a common resolution for many people. And that doesn’t change if you want to improve your oral health.

According to the ADA, foods that contain sugar contribute to tooth decay. So, a great way to start would be to limit your consumption of excess sugar!

Sources: American Dental Association, Ask the Dentist


Dental Secrets is providing this information for informational purposes only. Please consult a dentist or health advisor for questions. These materials are intended, but not promised or guaranteed to be current, complete or up to date. What I write is my opinion and is not meant to be any sort of health or dental advice.

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