2019 is upon us. What are some of your resolutions? If you’re like most people, you probably plan to lose some weight or get that long-due job promotion. Here’s another thought: how about some dental New Year’s resolutions? Better health, after all, includes your teeth and gums.
1. Clean Up Your Diet
Making better food choices is beneficial because it kills multiple birds with one stone. You’ll lose weight, have more energy, and improve your dental health. People often overlook the last point. Eating healthier means less refined carbs and sugar that lead to tooth decay and caries.
2. Kick the Habit
Now is a good time to quit if you’re a smoker. We know this is easier said than done. However, smoking not only drastically increases lung cancer risk but you also double the risk of gum disease. As an aside, smoking also stains your teeth. Our cosmetic dentists often treat patients with teeth that are brown because of years of lighting up.
3. Organize Your Schedule
About half the American population does not visit a family dentist at all. The most common reason is not having enough time. However, we believe everyone has time if they organize their schedule. If you plan ahead, you should absolutely be able to schedule a biannual cleaning or x-ray.
4. Live Life to the Fullest
Studies have linked psychological stress to oral disease. Unfavorable circumstances are inevitable; all you can do is change your perspective and roll with the punches. In other words, be a glass-half-full type of person, or learn to turn life’s lemons into lemonade.
We Fulfill New Year’s Dental Resolutions
Kick off 2019 on a high note with a visit to Mukilteo Dental Arts. Our oral surgeons only recommend procedures when absolutely necessary. New Year’s dental resolutions ensure better oral health and general well-being.
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