You made it to the end of the month with only a few setbacks in your New Year’s resolutions for better dental health.
Our team at Bayou Dental Group wants to give you some encouragement!
It’s never too late to make a healthy mouth a priority, and today, you’ll discover some ideas about how to get back on track with help from our team in Monroe, LA!
*Begin & End Each Day With Clean Teeth*
It’s simple enough to say, but not always simple to do.
A few too many hits of the snooze button leaves you too rushed in the morning, or a long, exhausting day leaves you to worn out at night.
Your daily brushing and flossing routine is essential to a healthy mouth, but it takes diligence and dedication. Do everything you can to make this a part of your morning and nightly ritual, and you’ll be at advantage in keeping your smile bright, clean, and healthy!
*Start Using Mouthwash*
If you don’t already, think about adding mouthwash to your daily oral hygiene routine.
Mouthwash can help you ward off bacteria and freshen your breath.
Find a brand that contains fluoride to help strengthen your teeth, as well!
*Be Realistic About Dental Problems*
At times, you might talk yourself out of seeing a dentist because that toothache comes and goes, or that crack on your tooth is so tiny, or that pain you feel while chewing will eventually go away. You just don’t want to deal with it right now.
But to keep your mouth healthy, you have to be realistic about your dental problems.
The longer you let pain, damage, or any other issues inside your mouth go, the harder and more costly it will be to fix those issues later.
*Stay On Top Of Your Dental Health*
You need to stay on top of your dental health with routine cleanings and exams, but that’s not always easy.
You might have dental anxiety that keeps you out of the dental chair unless absolutely necessary.
Maybe your hectic schedule as a parent and working professional makes finding time for your own dental health care seem insignificant against all your other responsibilities.
Or perhaps you’re like some people who adopt the “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” approach and don’t really see the importance of routine visits unless there’s a problem.
Whatever stands in the way of your regular trips to the dentist twice a year needs to be explored so you can figure out how to put your health back on the priority list.
We can help you if fear is one of those obstacles!
You can rely on dental sedation to make your appointments relaxing and stress-free. Let us know how we can help you feel more comfortable so you can be proactive about your oral health!
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We all know how easy it is to get sidetracked and fall short of our New Year’s resolutions. It’s a universal criticism, after all, to joke about the gyms being their most crowded at the beginning of January but clear out by month’s end.
When life gets in the way of your dental health goals, all you have to do is remind yourself that tomorrow’s a new day and a fresh start.
And we’re here to help!