Hey there, pearly whites’ warriors! It’s that time again – reflection, resolutions, and all that jazz. But you don’t need a brand-new calendar to shine those chompers. Still, if you’re feeling the annual upgrade itch, check out these 10 dental resolutions that’ll give your smile a high five.
Ditch the 60-second brush job: The truth is,many of us don’t quite reach the two-minute brushing goal. Two whole minutes! That’s like, the length of your favourite meme compilation video. To avoid plaque party on your teeth, grab a watch or an electric toothbrush with built-in alarm (it’ll tell you when you’re slacking).
Flossing: Friend or foe? Flossing can be the flossing fairy’s unwelcome guest. But even a little daily floss-a-thon can banish gum monsters and keep your breath smelling like a field of daisies (not last night’s garlic bread).
Electric toothbrush upgrade: Ready to ditch that dusty manual brush?An electric toothbrush might be your new dental bestie. Electric toothbrushes are like personal turbo-cleaners for your teeth, getting rid of gunk even your dentist would envy. Plus, most have those handy timers to stop you from being a brushing bandit.
H2O, the oral hygiene hero: Turns out, staying hydrated isn’t just for avoiding hangry meltdowns. Water is like a power washer for your mouth, flushing away bacteria and keeping your breath fresher than a spring breeze. So, ditch the sugary drinks and chug that H2O!
Stained smile blues? Coffee, wine, beverages…the delicious culprits of pearly white nightmares. While whitening can work wonders, cutting back on these stain-tastic treats can work in your favour. Remember, even small reductions pack a punch!
Calcium, the tooth-toughening titan: Remember when Mom forced you to chug milk for strong bones? Turns out, she was right! Calcium keeps your teeth’s roots strong and snug in your gums. Dairy’s your best bet, but leafy greens and almonds can be your calcium buddies too.
Mouthwash: The extra credit bonus: Think of mouthwash as the backup singer to your brushing and flossing rockstars. It helps reduce plaque, fight gum monsters, and rinse away leftover food bits. Easy peasy, bonus points for your oral hygiene report card!
Tongue scraper: Sayonara, stinky breath: Just like teeth, tongues can harbor bacteria bad boys. Enter the tongue scraper, your new BFF for battling bad breath. It removes that unwanted gunk, leaving your tongue smooth and your breath smelling minty fresh.
Quit the smokes, love your choppers: We know, quitting smoking is hard. But listen up. Smoking is like public enemy number one for your teeth, increasing the risk of gum disease and tooth loss. Your pearly whites will thank you (and so will your lungs).
Dentist date (twice a year, please): Don’t be a dental hermit! Regular checkups and cleanings are like magic spells for your teeth, banishing plaque and catching any potential problems before they turn into full-blown dental dramas. So, call your favourite dentist and make those biannual appointments happen!
There you have it! Remember, these resolutions are just suggestions, not cast in stone. Pick and choose what works for you, and before you know it, your smile will be brighter than a disco ball in Vegas. Now go forth and conquer, oral hygiene warriors!
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