Achievable dental resolutions that patients should consider for the upcoming year:
Regular Dental Check-ups:
Resolve to schedule and attend regular dental check-ups and cleanings. Regular dental visits are crucial for maintaining oral health, preventing issues, and catching potential problems early on. Aim for biannual visits to your dentist for a comprehensive examination and professional cleaning.
Improved Oral Hygiene Practices:
Make a resolution to enhance your daily oral hygiene routine. This may include:
Brushing your teeth at least twice a day using fluoride toothpaste.
Flossing daily to clean between teeth and remove plaque.
Using an antimicrobial mouthwash to help reduce bacteria in the mouth.
Considering the use of interdental brushes or other dental aids as recommended by your dentist.
Healthy Diet Choices for Oral Health:
Commit to making better dietary choices for the benefit of your oral health. Limiting sugary snacks and beverages can help prevent tooth decay, while incorporating foods rich in vitamins and minerals can promote gum health. Adequate hydration is also essential for saliva production, which helps protect teeth.
Remember, these resolutions are general recommendations, and it's important for individuals to consult Dr. Elbert to tailor their oral health goals based on their unique needs and conditions.