What steps are you taking to improve your health in 2019? Breaking the rules a few times during the holidays seems to be a common practice. Maybe you indulged in one too many sweets or lost track of your daily fitness routine. With holiday festivities coming to an end, many people are starting think about what they want to accomplish in the New Year. Many of these goals will revolve around personal health, whether it be mental or physical.
As you move in to the New Year, think about your oral hygiene and how you are going to keep up with it. These best practices in your daily routine will help you look and feel better in 2019.
Be Proactive with Dental Appointments
First thing’s first – you should make plans to visit your dentist’s office at least twice in 2019 and stick with it. This sounds simple enough, but unfortunately, a lot of people blow off their dental appointments for personal reasons. Neglecting your oral health today can have a snowball effect that leads to bigger problems in the future. Be proactive when it comes to your dental health, do not be reactive to problems that could arise.
Build Your Confidence Back
If you are unhappy with your smile or overall oral hygiene, put some serious thought into making an investment in yourself. There are a variety of ways to improve the appearance of your teeth, including straightening, whitening, veneers, and dental implants. If you need a lot of work done, consider asking one our seasoned professionals to help you create a road map for your dental health. That way, even if you can’t afford to do everything at once, you have a clear action plan in place.
Cut Bad Habits Out of Your Life
This is probably the most obvious resolution, but it needs to be said: eliminate bad habits like smoking, drinking, and eating food that can diminish your oral hygiene. Dealing with eroding teeth or receding gums is no walk in the park. Poor dental hygiene can result in day-to-day discomfort, bad breath, loose teeth, and more. If you don’t address a dental problem early enough, it can lead to more serious issues that drag on for years. So, as you think about what your oral hygiene looks like in the long-term, consider reducing or cutting out the harmful habits in your life.
Find a Trustworthy Provider
We hear this story all too often: patients are too embarrassed to visit the dentist because they haven’t kept up with their oral health. If your dental office is making you feel that way or worse, it is time to move on! Make sure you go enter the New Year with a dental care provider you can be honest with. At Kabani Dental, our number one priority is building a foundation of trust with our patients so they never feel uncomfortable during a visit.
Taking small steps to improve your dental health today can save you from a costly medical problem down the road and the stress that comes with it. Not to mention, taking care of our teeth also increases our overall wellness and self-confidence. Remember – the New Year comes a fresh start and a chance to show off the new you. Who do you want to be in 2019?