The holidays are coming and going and it’s that time of year again! Time to choose your goals to make the new year your best yet. Let’s talk about New Year’s resolutions for dental health so you can set goals that you are sure to finish.
Daily Dental Care
When planning your New Year’s resolutions for dental health, it can be helpful to break them down into specifics to make them easier to track. For example, if your resolution is better oral hygiene, what does that look like for your daily dental care routine?
We suggest making simple and achievable goals like brushing your teeth for a full 2 minutes each brushing session and flossing daily. These are both specific and easy steps towards better oral hygiene that only take a few minutes out of your busy schedule.
Improving Your Smile
Of course, practicing better oral hygiene will improve your smile, but if you want to take things to another level, it makes sense to make some New Year’s resolutions for dental health that involve additional steps such as whitening treatments.
Some over-the-counter treatments are more effective than others so if you’re going that route it can be helpful to talk with your dentist about your goals so that they can point you in the direction of the treatment that will best suit your lifestyle and desired results. They can also offer professional whitening treatments for ensured results and safety.
Working with Your Dentist
Many people make New Year’s resolutions for their health that prove to be difficult to maintain long term, but have found success with the help of personal trainers or coaches at gyms and fitness centers. It may be helpful to think of your dentist like a coach for your dental health and call on them for support in planning and achieving your New Year’s resolutions for dental health.
Similar to a fitness coach, your dentist can offer expert analysis of your current dental health as well as the steps needed to get to the ultimate results you want to see. They may suggest tools to help such as dental apps to track and provide encouragement as you develop new habits. Like a trainer, your dentist can also support and celebrate your progress when you get regular dental cleanings and exams. Your resolutions are achievable and your dentist is here to help!
Call our Palm Desert Dental Office to make an appointment with a dentist who may be able to help you find out more about this topic, and improve your oral health.