5 New Year’s resolutions to make for your teeth

Every year we make promises to ourselves to become better people – but some of these resolutions are a little outlandish and hard to follow, so we end up forgetting them. But we don't think your resolution needs to uproot your life. 

How about this year you start with basic dental hygiene. Check out our easy-to-follow resolutions for keeping a whiter smile! 

1. Start flossing every day

If you aren't flossing every single day, then come January 1 it's time to start. Flossing is the easiest way to keep your smile from deteriorating behind the scenes. Get in between all your teeth, up into the gums and you'll be well on your way to a healthy smile all year long! 

2. Stop your bad habits

Smoking, nail biting and over indulging in sugar – cut them all out! You might not be able to quit cold turkey, but you should try to make this your year to dash the bad habit. There are lots of little weird things that can harm your teeth, know what they are and keep your smile safe. 

Here comes the New Year - what will your resolution be?Here comes the New Year – what will your resolution be?

3. Quit using your teeth as tools 

Just take the extra step or two to locate the scissors or whatever the appropriate tool may be. When you use your teeth to open a bottle, you risk chipping or seriously cracking it. Your "cool NYE party trick" won't look so cool when your wriggling in pain because you've cracked your tooth so deep it's hit a nerve! 

4. Drink more water

This is a resolution this isn't just good for your teeth, but your whole body (of course, we're just going to focus on the oral benefits of it though). Staying hydrated helps you produce saliva which helps flush away bacteria hiding in your teeth. It's also a good way to keep your breath fresh.

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5. Go to the dentist regularly 

Here at City Dentists, we love to see you regularly! Yearly trips to the dentist is the best way to keep your teeth in tip-top shape – skipping appointments could put you at risk for issues that only a dentist can see before it's too late! If you want to avoid cavities, root canals and other toothy ailments, make an appointment with us today. Just book online and we'll see you soon. Happy New Year!