Don’t forget to include your dental health as you sit down to make your resolutions for 2018. Your dental health greatly affects your entire health, so make it a priority to set healthy goals for your teeth.
As you make your dental goals, make sure they are clear, reasonable and attainable.
Here are some suggestions for dental goals:
- Make it a goal to maintain or get back into the habit of brushing your teeth at least twice a day. If you’re in the habit of falling asleep before brushing, find ways to adjust your schedule to ensure your teeth are adequately brushed before you fall asleep for the night. It’s vital that you brush away plaque before you fall asleep or it will begin to harden on your teeth and cause infections and cavities.
- Make it a goal to floss between your teeth once a day. This cleaning process may help prevent cavities and gum disease. It removes the sticky film (plaque) between your teeth to prevent cavities. The American Dental Association recommends flossing one time per day (it doesn’t matter what time of day). If you’re not certain you are executing your flossing correctly, talk to one of our caring dental professionals at Fair Lakes Family Dentistry. We can also suggest which flossing tool is best for you and your family.
- Make it a goal to visit Fair Lakes Family Dentistry at least two times a year for routine exams and cleanings. These appointments will help maintain your oral health.
Book your appointment with Fair Lakes Family Dentistry today, and start 2018 with healthy dental habits.
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