Happy 2020 from your London, KY dentist! With the arrival of the new year, it’s a perfect time to re-establish your health goals and routines. This is a great opportunity to get anything you may need to support your good habits this year. Your body and oral health depend on your good choices to run efficiently. Here are a few reminders for the new year that will help you stay on top of your dental health and overall health goals:
Out with the old and in with the new! This is a fantastic opportunity to toss (or recycle) your old toothbrush and replace it with a new and improved one. If you don’t already have a toothbrush for your go-bag, now is a perfect time to get one. Whether you’re in the comfort of your own home or celebrating the holidays with loved ones, brushing your teeth at least twice a day is important for your dental hygiene. Brush for two minutes per session in the morning, evening, and after especially sticky or acidic food or drinks. Daily flossing is an important habit to establish if you’re not already doing so as well.
Do you realize the importance of water? Your entire body and cells are made of water and need to be replenished frequently for your optimal health. Starting with your mouth, water will help you clear away unwanted food particles and push them through your digestive system. Alternatively, alcohol, coffee, and tea will dehydrate you and make your body work harder to compensate. Staying hydrated allows your saliva to do its job and help remove any plaque from forming on your teeth which could lead to gum disease. Choosing water is ideal in order to keep hydrated. Hydration is key for all systems in your body, mind, and spirit. If you don’t already have a reusable water bottle, the new year is the perfect time to get one that suits your needs.
Awareness of your body and surroundings is important, especially with the changes in weather. Be present when walking on slippery ground. Consider appropriate footwear for the occasion and weather. New toys and gadgets are exciting, so make sure you have all the accessories needed to use them safely. Do you need a helmet, goggles, proper socks or shoes, or mouthguards for any new activity? One missed step can make a huge difference in you arriving at your destination safely or taking a detour to the cosmetic dentist London or the emergency room. Keep your eyes on the road or your surroundings rather than your phone or other potential distractions.
We at your dentist London office wish you epic adventures and the best year of your life! By getting organized with these three reminders for a happy 2020 from your London, KY dentist, you’ll have so many reasons to smile. If this blog made you smile, pop over to our Facebook page to give us a like. We often post healthy tips there to encourage you until your next appointment! See you in 2020!