As we wrap up another calendar year (albeit a unique one) most us take some time to reflect on the past and plan for the future.  Often, resolutions are made, for all sorts of reasons:  improving health, spending more time with family, achieving work goals, adapting new habits, working on repairing relationships…you name it.  The benefits of setting some simple goals can be rewarding and motivating.

Why not include optimal dental health in your New Year’s resolutions?  Because it’s important to create resolutions that are attainable and manageable, here are some simple habits you could resolve to make (or break) to see oral health improvements:

  • Start flossing DAILY
  • Give up sugary drinks and soda
  • Schedule regular dental visits (every 6 months)
  • Kill off your nicotine habit
  • Commit to brushing at least 2 times a day
  • Improve your intake of healthy foods

See—not so hard, right?  Chances are, you are already doing some of these things regularly, so tighten up on the others, and reward yourself with the gift of improved, overall health!