New Years’ is everyone’s favorite time to start setting goals to reinvent themselves, and your oral health goals should be included this year! There are several great goals to keep in mind going into this fresh start that can help you look and feel your best all year long. Here at Draper Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, one of the leading dental offices in Albemarle, North Carolina, is here to help you create (and later stick to!) these new goals!
Everyone has to develop their own goals and the ones your neighbor or sister have aren’t going to necessarily be the same ones you have. However, there are some general ones that most people can benefit from. First of all, everyone can improve their brushing, flossing, and rinsing habits. Even those who think they have it in the bag probably have something they can work on, whether it is frequency or how hard they brush or something else entirely. Take some time to reflect on how you brush and floss and see if there are any areas you can improve. You can also add on a tag along to some other resolutions you may have.
If you are looking to improve your health overall or changing your diet, be sure to look for foods or beverages that are beneficial to your teeth as well as to the rest of your body. Most often, they go hand in hand. If you are a smoker or drink alcohol frequently, consider cutting back/quitting. These can be nasty habits that wreak havoc on your teeth both superficially and far beneath the surface. Make it a goal to get caught up on any restorative procedures you have been putting off for whatever reason. If you have any cosmetic desires, finally pencil those into your schedule too! Finally, everyone should make it a goal this new year to come into the office regularly. Don’t find excuses to cancel your appointments! It’s your loss in the end. The sooner we can find issues the better off you are!
Your oral health goals should cater to your life. If you have something particular you struggle with, focus on that. If not, focus a little bit of energy into several avenues. It’s ultimately all up to you! For any questions, concerns, or to set up an appointment to start the new year off right, call us at Draper Family and Cosmetic Dentistry today!