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Dental New Year’s Resolutions for 2022

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For many, starting a brand new year means re-evaluating previous goals and creating new resolutions. If you’re not sure what resolutions you want to pursue this year, we’d like to suggest focusing on your oral health! Dental-related resolutions are great for any patient, but especially those who are not as consistent with their oral care routines as they’d like to be.

Schedule Routine Visits

If it’s been a while since your last dental visit, we recommend scheduling an appointment with our team so we can examine your teeth and gums and professionally clean your teeth. Then, a follow-up visit can be scheduled for six months later, and you’ll be all set on your routine dental cleanings and exams for the year!

Make Brushing and Flossing a Priority!

Tooth brushing follows the rule of twos: patients should gently and thoroughly brush their teeth twice per day for two minutes each time. Daily flossing is also an incredibly beneficial dental habit that many patients do not do often enough, but it can make a world of a difference when it comes to cleaning out plaque in between teeth and improving your gum health. If you tend to forget to brush or floss regularly, sticking a note on your mirror or setting an alarm on your phone may be helpful until the habit becomes more ingrained.

Take Care of Restorative Work

Is there a restorative dental treatment that you’ve been putting off for a while? When it comes to dentistry, taking care of dental issues sooner rather than later tends to be a better choice, as many dental issues can develop into larger problems faster than you might think. Some restorative treatment options can feel overwhelming in terms of the time and financial commitment, and if this is the case for you, please consult with our team. We’d love to help create a treatment plan that fits your preferences, budget, and lifestyle.

Consider Your Cosmetic Options

If your teeth and gums are healthy but your smile just isn’t as cosmetically-pleasing as you’d like it to be, your dental-related resolution may involve scheduling one or more cosmetic dental services with our team. From professional teeth whitening services to veneers to orthodontic treatment, our team can help you feel great about the appearance of your smile.

Not sure which dental resolution is the most important goal for you right now? Ask us at your next appointment what we think you could improve upon. Contact us today to schedule!

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