It’s a new year, with new resolutions. But let's be real, when was the last time you actually kept the promises you made to yourself on January 1st? Let’s make this year different by making a resolution where you can see and feel the results almost instantly. Come February you’ll feel more energized instead of defeated. So this year, how about we take better care of our mouths. Here are four easy ways to better your oral health in 2019!
Brush your teeth
Remember that out of 2,000 millennials, the average will go a couple days without brushing their teeth? Yeah, we’re bringing that up again. Set an alarm on your phone, grab a portable toothbrush, do what you need to brush your teeth twice a day. Simply brushing can seriously help keep cavities away which will save you money, time, and pain. Sure, filling a cavity nowadays actually isn’t a super big deal in the pain department, but that doesn’t mean you should just let it happen.
Pick up the long-lost flosser
Be completely honest with us and with yourself, when was the last time you flossed your teeth? In 2016 it was reported that over 32 percent of people in the US never floss. It’s no the most comfortable, and it straight up hurts when you get back into it. But flossing does about 40 percent of the work needed to get rid of the bacteria and plaque from your teeth. It’s honestly the only effective way to get in between the teeth and gums, mouthwash can’t do the same. The nice thing is modern technology helps make flossing easy. Handheld angle flossers can be kept in your purse or backpack, in the car, nightstand, desk, really anywhere! It’s not as hard as we make it out to be… we can do this.
Stop Using Crap Whitening Treatments
Please put down the charcoal, unplug the whitening light, and let’s talk. We want you to have white teeth just as much as you, but you’re seriously damaging your teeth. Charcoal is ruining your enamel and the whitening light is seriously just drying out your teeth. Seriously, the reason whitening lights seem to to be the fastest way to get your teeth white is because it’s dehydrating your tooth, not whitening the inside. Just give our strips the 5 days to try and see if the experience overall isn’t better. Once you do your first round of whitening, set up your whitening schedule as needed during the rest of the year to keep your teeth sparkling.
Go to the dentist
Maybe you’re on top of this and keep up with your every 6-month appointments… but maybe you’re don’t. Most millennials say they are too afraid to visit the dentist which is a detriment to your teeth. If you are in that 62 percent and haven’t been to the dentist in a hot minute, do yourself a favor and schedule an appointment this year. It’s seriously important.
While there are lots of new years resolutions you can make, why not make one to better your oral health.