Make sure your teeth are ready for the brand-new decade by kickstarting your oral care routine. Even a few simple changes can make all the difference to your dental health.
Cut Back on Sugar
We are not suggesting you cut out sugar entirely, but it’s worth cutting down. Next time you buy groceries, reduce the number of sugary treats. Swap out sugary juices and sodas for water and curb the urge for something sweet by chewing sugar-free gum.
Kick the Habit
Quitting smoking does take dedication, but it’s worth the effort. If you smoke, your risk of developing gum disease is twice as high compared with a non-smoker. You are also more at risk of other diseases including oral cancer and lung diseases. Enlist the help of family and friends to quit for good. Arrange some healthy activities to do that will distract to when the cravings kick in.
Choose Mouth Friendly Foods
In addition to cutting back on sugar, actively look to add healthy foods to your diet that will help strengthen teeth and gums. Dairy products are high in calcium and a particularly good for teeth. Fibrous foods like crunchy fruits and vegetables are also a good choice.
It’s not always easy to stick to New Year’s resolutions all the time, but if you fail one day don’t give up for good. Instead, just start again tomorrow.