2017 wasn’t the smoothest year for many people—you’re not alone. You’ve vowed to make 2018 “your year.” But what does that really mean? Defining your new year’s resolutions now is the best way to start achieving your goals.
Have you thought of making your oral health a priority in 2018? Improving the health and aesthetics of your smile can give you the confidence boost you need to conquer the new year! In fact, your dentist in Joplin is ready to partner with you on this journey to a better smile this year.
2018 Oral Health Resolutions to Consider
Maybe you also want to keep a few extra dollars in your pocket in the new year? If so, great dental care is the place to start as it can save you hundreds—maybe even thousands—of dollars in the future. Be good to your wallet and your smile by following these simple oral health tips:
- Change your diet for the better. Making sure you receive the essential vitamins and nutrients your body needs is critical to every part of your body—even your smile. You can easily improve your diet by adding more vegetables and fruits into your diet. These natural foods work to enhance the immune system, reducing the risk of developing dental concerns like tooth decay and gum disease.
- Quit bad habits like tobacco use and alcohol abuse. Another popular resolution for many people may be to quit smoking or chewing tobacco. This is a great one for your teeth and gums! Quitting tobacco use and alcohol abuse can decrease your chance of developing gum disease and/or oral cancer by more than two thirds! Reducing alcohol intake is also great for preserving the enamel of your teeth as well.
- Commit to excellent dental hygiene at home. Keeping good care of your teeth and gums starts at home. Follow your dentist’s directions by brushing for at least two minutes per day, twice a day. Be sure to floss between each and every tooth at least once a day, too!
How can a dentist help make 2018 “your year?”
Besides the helpful oral care tips that your dentist has left for you to follow above, our practice will work with you personally to achieve your smile goals. We offer a variety of services from preventive care to cosmetic treatments and restorative procedures. You can achieve your dream smile easily when you choose to visit a dental professional.
Whatever your smile needs are, your dentist is here to be your partner on the journey to better oral health. Don’t hesitate to give them a call.
Meet Your Dentist
Here at Young Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. Dan K. Young is more than happy to partner with you to address any and all dental concerns. Even if you have great oral health, Dr. Young would be honored to help you maintain it and keep your smile in great condition for years to come. Call us today to schedule your next visit!