These New Year’s Resolutions Aren’t Just Lip Service

Is one of your New Year’s resolutions to get healthy? Good health isn’t all about diet and exercise (although it certainly helps!). Brighten your smile this year with these New Year’s resolutions for dental health.

Brush Up on Your Brushing Skills

mother and daughter brushing teethYou probably don’t put a lot of thought into how you brush your teeth. Practicing good brushing techniques helps fight bacteria and plaque, giving you a cleaner, brighter smile. As you get better at brushing, here are some daily tips:

  • Brush twice a day: in the morning and right before bed
  • Brush your tongue (so long, bacteria and bad breath!)
  • Replace your toothbrush every 3-4 months
  • Turn off the faucet while you brush to conserve water

Stop Unhealthy Habits

You probably know that smoking is bad for your teeth. You preach to your kids about the dangers of too much sugar (and that’s good parenting!). But do you know these 5 everyday ways you’re ruining your teeth?

Eat Right

It’s not enough to simply avoid sugar. If you want gorgeous gums, white teeth, and a sparkling smile, you need to add fruits and veggies to your diet. Start with antioxidant-rich foods that fight bacteria and inflammation. And always choose crisp fruits and veggies if you have a chance. All that extra chewing scrapes plaque and bacteria off your teeth.

Don’t Avoid Dr. Jordan

We know, we know. No one looks forward to seeing us. It comes with the territory. But we want to help you get a gorgeous smile. Step #1? Schedule a dental appointment twice a year.

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