New Year resolutions may seem cliché, but are a great step to actual self-improvement. Most of us want to look better, have pearly white Hollywood smiles, and feel confident. These are all possible this year if you have your 2020 resolutions set. If not, we’ve got you covered, here are a few resolutions you can incorporate to achieve complete oral wellness.
Ditch sugar-laden products
Sugar is the enemy of your health and wellbeing. It can contribute to overweight and obesity, increase the risk of diabetes, make you more susceptible to cardiovascular disease, and it also destroys teeth. Therefore, one of New Year’s resolutions for your smile should be to decrease (or avoid entirely) consumption of candies, cakes, and other sugar-laden products and foods for healthier and happier you.
Brush teeth after every meal
Brushing teeth seems like a no-brainer, but most people do it once a day only. Make it your New Year resolution to brush teeth after every meal, especially if you have braces. This will eliminate food that lodged between your teeth and prevent bacteria from harming your gums. It’s needless to mention regular brushing could prevent tooth decay.
Floss teeth every night
Flossing is the crucial component of dental hygiene, so if you don’t do it regularly, make sure to floss every night. This is particularly important for people with braces. It will keep your teeth and gums healthy, boost your confidence, and leave you feeling refreshed.
Break bad dental habits
Let’s face it; all of us have some bad dental habits. Some people bite nails, others smoke, or consume sugary foods and beverages. Identify your bad dental habit and commit to breaking it for a perfect smile.
These simple above mentioned resolutions can do wonders for your smile, especially in conjunction with orthodontic treatment.