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4 New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthier Smile

December 11, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — holland @ 2:50 pm
Man writing 2021 New Year’s resolutions at desk

It’s safe to say that 2020 was unique in more ways than one. Whether it was filled with victories, challenges, or a bit of both, the last weeks of the year are often a time of reflection and goal setting. Typically, this includes professional objectives and personal intentions, but why not add improving your oral health to that list? To bring your smile to its full potential, here are some mouth-healthy New Year’s resolutions!

Schedule Your Dental Checkup and Cleaning

According to Colgate ®, a whopping one hundred million Americans don’t visit the dentist every year. If you are a part of this statistic, it is crucial to put attending your biannual dental checkups and cleanings on your list of to-dos this year (and every year!). After all, these routine appointments play a crucial role in preserving your oral health, preventing dental emergencies, detecting oral cancer early – the list goes on!

Take the Next Step Toward Improving Your Smile

Do you struggle to smile confidently due to discolored, chipped, or crooked teeth? Thanks to cosmetic dentistry, you can brighten, straighten, and otherwise perfect your smile – sometimes in as little as one visit! So, why wait any longer? After scheduling your initial consultation, you’ll be yet another step closer to a smile you’ll be eager to show off.

Commit to Flossing

Did you know that brushing only cleans about 60% of your teeth? To clean between your teeth and along the gumline, you must floss. Fortunately, if you have let your flossing routine slide to the back burner, there is no time like the present to pick it back up again. Plus, you can give yourself an extra incentive by opting for a high-tech water flosser, which makes the task easier than ever!

Cut Back on Sugar

Sugar. Your taste buds may love it, but your teeth certainly don’t. In fact, it is one of the leading causing of tooth decay and cavities! To avoid extensive dental work in 2021, cut back on your sugar intake. Instead, opt for vitamin-rich, nutrient-dense, mouth-healthy foods, like fresh fruits and vegetables.

2020 was one of the craziest years to date, which is yet another reason why a fresh start is so enticing. To make 2021 the best yet, make sure to add the above goals to your list of resolutions for a healthy smile!

About the Practice

For nearly three full decades, Dr. Christopher J. Holland and our team at New Image Dentistry have been serving San Antonio patients and their smiles. In that time, we have built a reputation for personalized care, world-class service, and high-quality dentistry – all under one roof! Whether it’s time for your routine dental checkup and cleaning or you would like to undergo a complete smile makeover this year, we would love to help you achieve your smile goals. Don’t hesitate to visit our website or give us a call at 210-804-1558 to schedule your appointment.

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