New Year, New Health Habits

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Creating new dental health habits for the new year is a great goal that can contribute to your overall well-being. Here are some steps you can take to establish and maintain good dental habits:

Establish a Routine: Incorporate dental care into your daily routine. Brush your teeth in the morning and before bed, and floss at least once a day.

Consistency is key to forming new habits.
Choose the Right Tools: Invest in a good toothbrush, toothpaste, and dental floss. Consider using an electric toothbrush, as they can be more effective at removing plaque than manual brushes due to less user error.

Practice Proper Brushing Technique: Brush your teeth for at least two minutes, reaching all surfaces of your teeth and gums. Use gentle, circular motions, and be sure to brush your tongue as well.
Make Flossing a Habit: Flossing is crucial for removing plaque and preventing gum disease. Make it a daily habit. There are several options on store shelves to make it easier.

Limit Sugary and Acidic Foods: Reduce your intake of sugary and acidic foods and beverages, as they can contribute to tooth decay. Opt for a balanced diet that includes plenty of fruits, vegetables, and dairy products.

Stay Hydrated: Drinking water helps flush away bacteria and debris from your mouth. It also helps maintain saliva production, which is essential for oral health.

Quit Smoking: If you smoke, consider quitting. Smoking can contribute to gum disease, tooth decay, and other oral health issues.