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New Year’s Resolutions to Make You Smile!

January 12, 2018

This is the time to set New Year’s resolutions in motion. Simple goals that are easily achievable can have tremendous effect on your health and state of mind. Here are simple dental health resolutions that can help you achieve your optimal oral health.

1. Buy an Electric Toothbrush

You still need to use it two times per day for 2 minutes. It makes brushing more efficient and easy. An electric toothbrush does most of the work for you as long as you place it in a right area. The new Sonicare toothbrush has Bluetooth technology that connects to an app and gives detailed feedback on how you are doing with your brushing. There is truly an app for everything now! Electric toothbrushes give such a great clean feeling to your teeth and gums that you will never go back to a manual. Frankly, I even take it with me on camping trips since the charge lasts about ten days.

2. Floss!

Just floss the ones you want to keep! Is it really that difficult to floss once a day? It takes bacteria about 24 hours to form a colony on your teeth and gums. By flossing daily you disturb that colony from forming. You don’t want these kinds of neighbors.

If you hate flossing, there are inventions that can help. Waterpik water flosser and Phillips Airfloss come to mind. Whether it’s air or water, point and shoot technology makes it easy to commit to using it once a day.

Start slow three times per week in January, four times per week in February, five times per week in March and so on… and so on…  By summer you’ll be first-rate flosser!

3. Visit a Dentist Twice per Year

According to the ADA, regular visits help you to prevent bigger issues, which in fact help you to save money. Everyone needs professional help. Personally, even with my stellar oral hygiene regiment, I get three dental cleanings per year. Periodontal disease runs in my family, but an extra cleaning keeps my mind at ease. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!

4. Smile More!

There is scientific link between smiling and better mood. Smiling can not only change how other people perceive us but also change how we feel. Smiling more makes you HAPPY!

Contact Artful Smiles Team today to learn how we help with your New Year dental health resolutions.

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