It’s a brand new year, and with the New Year comes new resolutions. Making a resolution is a great way to make a positive change within your life whether that’s accomplishing a particular goal, acquiring a new skill, or improving your health mentally or physically. Though everyone enters the new year with good intentions to upkeep this positive change, often life gets too busy and their resolutions fall to the wayside. A staggering 80% of new years resolutions fail by the month of February, so it’s important to make one to yourself that you can fully commit to.
Make a resolution you can keep! Your smile plays a large role in your success rate as a professional, as a healthy smile improves self-esteem, confidence, attractiveness, and therefore increases your chances of getting promoted. If you are hoping to be more successful in 2019, why not make your resolution to improve the health of your teeth?
Here are 4 ways that you can make a positive change in your oral health:
1. Cut Out Sugar
We know this one doesn’t sound like a lot of fun, but cutting out sugar would make an incredible difference in the health of your teeth. Sugar eats away at the protective layer of enamel on your teeth and can lead to erosion and tooth decay over time. Not only does this cause cavities, but it can also lead to unsightly things like brown teeth and bad breath.
2. Floss Once a Day
Floss Once a Day Approximately ⅓ of the American population never floss, but just because 33% of people don’t do it does not mean that it is not important. Sometimes a toothbrush just isn’t enough to remove all of the plaque and food debris trapped within your teeth, especially what is stuck within the small gaps between each tooth. By flossing at least once a day you can lower your risk of tooth infections and cavities and minimize your trips to the dentist.
3. Go for your Check-Ups
Go for Your Check-Ups We know life gets busy, but don’t let it get so busy that you forget to go to your semi-annual dentist appointment for teeth cleaning. These check-ups help keep you proactive about your dental health so that if there is an issue it gets fixed before it becomes a large problem. Nobody enjoys a dentist appointment, but if you go often enough, the visits won’t have to be as invasive. We recommend going twice a year.
4. Try Fuzzy Brush
4. Try Natural Teeth Whitening Remedies Over the counter teeth whitening agents, such as whitening strips, contain harsh chemicals that can strip your teeth of enamel. This leaves the nerve endings within your teeth exposed leading to heightened teeth sensitivity and increased discomfort. But if you still want a white smile without risking the health of your teeth, don’t worry, there are other options! Try natural remedies such as baking soda, lemon juice, activated charcoal and coconut oil pulling to make your smile pearly white!