Good Habits - Not Resolutions

Do you love all the excitement that a new year brings? After all, you have the chance to put the old year behind you and create some resolutions for the new one. But what if you didn’t make any resolutions at all? 

That’s right, what if you didn’t make any resolutions this year? Instead, why not work to develop good habits that will help you reach your goals – especially for your oral health.

Gum disease is a common oral health issue. In fact, 2 out of 3 American adults suffer from gum disease. And, if you don’t work to rid yourself of gum disease in the early stages, you could find yourself with changes in your jaw line or losing your teeth. Why not make 2020 the year you work to develop better oral hygiene habits and fight gum disease?

Create these habits to set yourself up for success:

Brush and Floss Each Day

The main cause of gum disease is poor oral hygiene which means it is something you can control. By brushing twice each day for 2 minutes and flossing daily, you are helping your oral hygiene.

Schedule Your Dental Visits

You should have regular checkups with your dentist. Their main role is to prevent problems from happening. If you don’t have a dental visit scheduled, or can’t remember when your last visit was, call today and make an appointment.

Eat Healthy

Yes, eating healthy can improve your dental health. Foods that are high in sugar or acid can have adverse effects on your teeth. But, if you choose healthy foods you may find that you not only see benefits in your waistline, but also in your dental health. Foods high in vitamin C can be beneficial in preventing gum disease. Calcium-rich foods can help strengthen your teeth. And, healthy foods eaten at the end of a meal, for example, carrots, can increase saliva production, which can help reduce your chance of developing cavities.

Quit Tobacco

You know that tobacco is not good for your health. Try replacing this bad habit with something else and seek assistance if you need it. You’ll not only be doing your lungs a favor, but also your mouth. You can lessen your chances for developing oral cancer, gum disease, and other dental problems when you give up tobacco.

Choosing Dental Care Products That Work for You

When it comes to helping you fight gum disease, maybe you need to start by choosing products that work for you. A new electric toothbrush may bring you better results and have you brushing for the recommended two minutes versus a standard toothbrush. Perfect Smile Oral Care products can go a long way in helping to prevent gum disease. Dental picks and sticks may be easier for you to use than traditional floss. Be sure you have the right products to keep your mouth happy.

Remember, resolutions are good, but good habits are better. Make 2020 the year you establish good habits for your oral health.