Great oral health is a significant contributor to your self-confidence as well as the health of your whole body. While some people try their hardest to establish healthy oral-care habits, they usually end up abandoning them after a few weeks or months. This is usually because the goals they’ve set for themselves are unrealistic and impractical and does not start off with baby steps. It’s important that you start off with something small such as flossing once a day before attempting to change your entire diet. Setting small goals and then progressing into more complex ones can help keep you motivated to stick to your resolutions. Here are some dental health resolutions you can benefit from.
Quit Tobacco Smoking
Cigarette smoking poses a very big threat to the health of your teeth and gums as well as your entire body. If you’re a frequent smoker, your teeth will definitely get significantly discolored and stained up to a point where not even dentists will be able to reduce the damage. Additionally, the constant exposure to smoke will cause your tooth enamel to weaken which will make your teeth less strong and more breakable and prone to decay. The chance of you developing oral cancer is also greatly increased. Consider joining a program or support group that will help you say no to cigarettes.
Use Both Floss and Mouthwash
Although a factor overlooked often, mouthwash is quite useful and effective in improving dental hygiene and it also only takes a few seconds to rinse your mouth thoroughly and gargle with a bit of mouthwash after every meal. Both floss and mouthwash help reduce bad breath and help loosen and get rid of food particles stuck in-between your teeth and in the back of your mouth. Including both these in your oral care regimen can reduce your visits to your dentist and also reduce the chances of you developing gum diseases and tooth decay.
Get that Hollywood smile you’ve always wanted by cutting down on beverages that stain your teeth and getting your teeth professionally whitened. This can be a resolution which helps improve your overall appearance and self-esteem by making your smile whiter and brighter. Frequent drinking of coffee, tea and even wine can cause your teeth to get discolored or stained, making your pearly whites neither pearly nor white. To help prevent this, cut down the consumption of these kinds of beverages and stick to water is order to keep your mouth hydrated and healthy.