The New Year is a great time to refresh lots of important aspects of your life. Your oral health should be on top of the list!

Taking good care of our oral health is sometimes easy to neglect. In 2022, try making some easy to stick to resolutions for your dental care!

Daily Brushing

Brush your teeth at least twice daily. If you are not doing this, then you can set an alarm clock on your phone to remind yourself to brush one time in the morning after breakfast and another before sleeping.

Don’t Forget to Floss

While brushing is fundamental for a healthy smile, don’t overlook the importance of flossing as well. Choose a specific time to floss, such as in the evening, along with brushing. If you find it hard to stay consistent, consider using tools that make it easy to floss, such as dental floss picks.

Stop Smoking

Using tobacco products not only takes a toll on your dental health, but smoking and chewing tobacco can also affect overall health and wellness. Stopping will help you avoid tooth discolouration, gum disease, and other negative effects of tobacco use.

Choose Water Instead of Soda

It’s important to stay hydrated, but sipping on soda all day can be one of the worst things you can do for your teeth. Every time you take a sip, the sugars from the soda coat your teeth and create an acidic environment that promotes tooth decay. Cut back on your soda consumption, or ditch the soda altogether and choose water instead.

Regular Dental Check-ups and Cleanings

Visit your Glen Waverley dentist at least twice a year for check-ups and cleanings. If you have been putting off your check-up or restorative work that needs to be done, set a goal to get it done immediately.

Follow these simple tips to have a great smile and the satisfaction of knowing that you are sticking to your New Year’s resolution of maintaining good dental health!

What Are Your Dental Resolutions for 2022?

Make your oral health a priority in 2022! Even though it may be challenging at first, resolving to better care of your teeth is a rewarding and attainable 2022 resolution.

Visit your Glen Waverley dentist today!

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