New Year Resolutions For You & Your Teeth

Posted on 01/10/2018

A notebook of New Year resolutions

As we bid farewell to 2017, many of us are starting to come up with some New Year resolutions to make 2018 an even better year. While you may already have some resolutions in mind, your friends at Brush Country Dental Center suggest including a few resolutions that will help keep your teeth clean and healthy. When you do your best to keep your teeth clean and healthy you can avoid developing many dental and medical problems like tooth decay, gum disease, bone loss, heart disease, stroke and more.

Here are a few New Year resolutions to consider making this year that will help you sail through 2018 and beyond sporting a great looking smile while enjoying good oral and overall health!


Avoid Tobacco

Not only will steering clear of tobacco improve your overall health, but it can also do wonders for your teeth. Tobacco stains teeth and puts you at a higher risk for developing cavities, gum disease, and oral cancer so try to kick the habit once and for all!


Ditch Or Consume Less Soda

If you love drinking soda every day, you're not doing your teeth any favors. All that sugar and acid is eating away at the enamel on your teeth to put you at risk for tooth decay. Try swapping that soda with bubbly water.


Make Flossing Your Friend

Do you have an unused roll of dental floss stashed away in your medicine cabinet because you think it's a big hassle to floss your teeth? Then promise yourself that you'll get to know that floss once again by pulling it out and using it at least once per day. Flossing is very important as it removes those tiny bits of food and plaque your toothbrush misses.


Eat Less Sugar

In addition to ditching soda, you should also try to limit how much sugar you consume. All the candy, cookies, and other sweet treats you consume promote bacterial growth and acidity in your mouth, to allow plaque to form on your teeth. When not removed, plague attacks the enamel on your teeth to raise your risk of decay.


Eat a Healthy Diet

Your teeth, like the rest of your body, need a host of vitamins and nutrients to stay healthy. That's why it's super important to eat a well-balanced, healthy diet. If you have a habit of eating fast food and frozen meals, make 2018 the year you start eating healthier. After a few months of eating healthy, you'll be amazed at how much better you feel!


Visit Our Pleasanton Dental Office For An Appointment

We love seeing your smiling face in our office so be sure to visit us for a dental exam and cleaning twice a year! These important visits with your Pleasanton dentist & hygienist will help ensure that you can enjoy all the benefits that come with having beautiful and healthy teeth. If it's time for you to visit us, please request an appointment today. We're excited for the opportunity to help make 2018 a great year for you and your teeth!