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New Year, New Smile: Dental Resolutions for 2024

By December 19, 2023No Comments

Have you started thinking about your New Year’s resolutions?  New Year is right around the corner, so it is time to start planning out your 2024 goals!

Did you know, most people give up on their goals by February? According to driverresearch only 9% of people stick out their resolutions. 

The key to kicking off the new year  right, is by setting realistic goals, and letting friends/family know of your goals so they can help keep you motivated. Here are 5 good oral health New Year’s resolution to add to your list:

  • Floss everyday
    • Flossing is important to remove build up. Flossing can be done either before or after you brush your teeth. A good way to remember to do it, is to keep it right by your toothbrush.
  • Brush regularly as a family
    • New Year goals are for the whole family. Set up a sticker chart for everyone in the family to make sure they are brushing their teeth twice a day.
  • Protect your teeth
    • Those night guards or retainers are not helping you in their case. Try setting a reminder around your bedtime so you remember to put it on each night.
  • Quit tobacco
    • This is a great resolution to set for your overall health, and it just so happens to be a great one for your oral health. Quitting can be quite challenging. It is important to be prepared and educated before you take this step.
  • Visit the dentist
    • It is recommended to receive a bi-annual cleaning and check up with the dentist. A great way to check this resolution off is to schedule both appointments in advance.

Oral health is important to your overall health, and the new year is a great time to set goals for your health.Creating new habits can be a challenge, but it is important to not give up. It can be frustrating when you are not perfect, but stick with it, and it will be rewarding!

New Year’s Resolutions Statistics and Trends [2023]. (n.d.).

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