With the New Year approaching you may have already started thinking about your New Year’s resolutions. Many people have resolutions that revolve around saving money, career goals, losing weight, or improving their health. Why not make one of your resolutions to improve your oral health?

Here at All Family Dental Care we believe that your dental health is an important part of your overall wellness and happiness. Understanding and focusing on the benefits of your resolutions can be motivating and rewarding. Being consistent and positive is key to sticking with any resolution that you make. Taking small steps can help you achieve your goals, give you a feeling of accomplishment, and boost self-confidence.

Quit Smoking

Quitting smoking cigarettes and using smokeless tobacco products is critical to improving your health. While smoking is one of the hardest addictions to overcome, quitting can be one of the most important and rewarding things you can do for yourself. Consider using free online tools, smoking cessation groups and programs, and getting support from families and friends. Talk to others who have quit smoking and find out what worked for them. Never give up on your fight against tobacco.

Make Healthier Choices

Poor nutrition can affect your entire immune system, increasing your susceptibility to oral health complications and diseases. An important part of achieving your dental health resolutions is making healthier food and beverage choices, especially during snacking. Frequent consumption of carbohydrates and acids contributes to tooth decay. Chewing xylitol-containing gum after a meal will help neutralize acid and reduce plaque-building and cavity-causing bacteria.

Better Oral Hygiene

Daily brushing and flossing is a simple way to improve your oral health. Brushing and flossing protect your teeth from decay and gum disease by removing harmful bacteria and preventing plaque buildup. For the best results, brush at least twice a day and floss daily. Use an electric toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. Replace your toothbrush every 3 months as well as after you have had a cold or the flu. Daily use of an antimicrobial mouth rinse can also help to improve oral health and fight bad breath.

Improve your Smile

People who smile are generally happy and enjoy life more. If you lack confidence in your teeth or smile, make a commitment to yourself to enhance your smile. Your dentist can help you choose a treatment plan whether you need your teeth whitened, straightened, aligned, or restored. You deserve to have a healthy, beautiful smile you can be proud to show off.

Call us today to schedule your appointment for getting on track for the New Year. Our staff wishes you a safe and joyous New Year!