2017 New Year's Resolutions for Your Teeth

2017 New Year's Resolutions for Your Teeth
Posted on 12/20/2016

2017 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Teeth

2016 has truly flown by – it seems like just yesterday we were ringing in the New Year and taking down our holiday decorations! Nonetheless, time marches on and 2017 is just around the corner. If you're like us, you're probably drafting a list of New Year’s resolutions that you can act on in 2017. This year, in addition to inevitable commitments to go the gym and eat healthier, why not focus a few resolutions on helping to create a beautiful, healthy smile? With that in mind, here are a few New Year’s resolutions you can use to benefit your teeth this new year!

Tooth-Friendly New Year’s Resolutions

  • Cut Down on Sugar: Here's one that's great for your teeth and your whole body! Sugar helps bacteria produce the acids that cause cavities, and it's bad for the body all around. This year, make a commitment to reducing your sugar intake. One easy way to do this is with soda - instead of drinking highly acidic, sugary sodas, try club soda or sugar-free sparkling water.

  • Brush & Floss Every Day: We all know that oral hygiene is important, but inevitably, we end up missing a few days here and there, and sometimes it snowballs into even longer. This year, resolve to brush twice a day and floss once a day – every single day, for the whole year. Just think how proud you'll be when 2018 rolls around!

  • Schedule Regular Cleanings: It's easy to slip behind on regular professional cleanings with your dentist, but when you're wearing braces, they're even more important than ever. This year, try being extra conscientious about your cleanings – your teeth and your braces will thank you for it!

  • Straighten Your Smile: A new year could mean taking the next step to your best smile. Orthodontic treatment (braces) not only improves the physical appearance of your teeth, but it makes maintaining hygiene easier as well. Crooked teeth are a breeding grounds for bacteria because flossing and brushing alone may not be able to access all the areas of the teeth. Take the time in 2017 to visit an orthodontist for a consultation to see what they can do for you.

Contact Your Knoxville Orthodontist With Offices In Halls & Fountain City

We hope this list gives you some inspiration for New Year’s resolutions this year, but don't let the creativity stop here! Feel free to come up with more tooth-related New Year’s resolutions, and if you think of anything you like, we'd love to know about it! You can always call us at (865) 687-6560 if you have any great resolution ideas or question about your orthodontic treatment. Or, if you'd like to visit us or start orthodontic treatment for yourself, just reach out to us at our contact page or schedule your complimentary consultation with our easy online form. We can't wait to hear from you, and we wish you luck making 2017 the best year yet for your teeth!