Happy New Year’s Eve! Whether you are staying in tonight or going out on the town in Fort Worth, Texas, you are probably ready for 2019. A new year can be a reset where you can try to break bad habits and introduce new healthy ones. When it comes to keeping your smile in good shape, healthy habits reign supreme. Daily commitment to caring for your smile goes a long way in keeping your teeth and gums healthy for your lifetime. We have a few new habits that you can toss in your toolkit for 2019.
Scheduling Visits Early
The American Dental Association recommends that everyone visit their dentist at least once every six months or twice a year. Right at the beginning of January, you can call your dental office and schedule both routine appointments. You can jot it in your calendar now to take the stress off of you to do it later. Scheduling your visit early is also a good way to kick the procrastination habit. Another way to kick the procrastination habit is to schedule a visit as soon as you sense a problem. If you have a toothache, you should schedule a visit as soon as possible rather than waiting to see if it gets better on its own (most dental problems will get worse).
If your hygiene routine is already perfect and you are vigilant about doing it at least twice a day, what more is there to say? Some additional hygiene habits can become an important part of your routine. A tongue scraper can help you remove even more bacteria from your smile. A water flosser can reach places your floss may not. Mouthwash (alcohol-free) can be a great last swish effort to remove bacteria from your smile. Your daily hygiene routine is the most important part of keeping your smile healthy.
Do you want a healthy smile for 2019?
Let the New Year propel you towards healthy smile habits. To schedule a consultation, call the 7Day Dental office closest to you! Our offices are located in Fort Worth, TX, at 817-405-2001 on Jacksboro Highway, or at 817-405-0195 on Seminary Drive. Our Benbrook office is now open, call 817-349-7860.