What are your resolutions for 2020? You will quit your bad habits, learn new skills, change your job, develop new hobbies, make new friends, build new relationships… But, most likely, you will have missed one important but generally overlooked thing – your oral health. Make resolutions for your oral health too, so you can enjoy good oral health in 2020, which will make your smile beautiful and engaging.
Here are five resolutions you can make for 2020.
Smoking causes teeth discoloration and bad breath. It may also cause oral cancer, not to mention lung cancer. So, the first resolution of the year should be to quit smoking. Stopping it immediately may not be easy for you, so you should gradually quit by reducing your quantity of consumption day by day, or week after week.
Stop Drinking Alcohol
Alcohol consumption causes discolored teeth, dry mouth, teeth sensitivity, and tooth decay. Therefore, you should slowly reduce the quantity or even quit it permanently. If giving up alcoholic beverages seems difficult, then replace heavier drinks with light beer or seltzer water, or add water to your drinks before consuming them.
Replace Your Toothbrush
Replace your toothbrush and keep it changing quarterly. If you suffer from cold and flu, then don’t wait for three months to be done. Replace the toothbrush immediately after you get over it, because using the same toothbrush increases the risk of reinfection.
Reduce Sugar Consumption
Having too much sugar cannot only increase your risk of diabetes, but also damages your teeth. Sugar attracts bacteria, reduces PH level, causes cavities, and tooth decay. Therefore, you should reduce your sugar consumption. If you cannot completely stop its consumption, you should rinse your mouth after having a sugary food item.
Brush & Floss Your Teeth Properly
You should brush your teeth twice a day with a quality toothbrush and toothpaste. Plus, you should floss your teeth before going to bed. You may notice blood for the first few times if you haven’t been flossing regularly, but that will improve over time.
Moreover, you should make an appointment with your dentist in Surrey to have your teeth examined and learn the best oral health care practices from them.