New Year Resolutions For A Healthier Smile

2018 New Year resolution on notebook

The New Year is finally here, and people all over the country are drafting lists of resolutions for 2018. Outside of gym memberships and diet plans, there’s one New Year’s resolution you may not be considering: improving your smile. The new year is a great opportunity to renew your commitment to oral health, and as your committed orthodontist in the Salem area, we at Bryan Johnson Orthodontics want to help you resolve improve your smile next year with these 5 simple tips.

Bring Rigor To Your Oral Hygiene Routine

We all know how important daily brushing and flossing is to a healthy smile, but maintaining that commitment is easier said than done. This year, resolve to be rigorous in your oral hygiene: brush your teeth everyday after breakfast and before bed, and make sure you floss each night. The entire routine takes only 6 minutes out of your day – a small price to pay for a beautiful, healthy, lifelong smile!

Improve Your Diet

Here’s a resolution that kills two birds with one stone! Resolving to eat more raw fruits and veggies is not only great for your body, but also helps keep your teeth clean. Fresh, crunchy fruits and vegetables act like miniature toothbrushes for your teeth, scraping away excess bits of food residue and bacteria to help keep teeth cleaner and prevent decay.

Drink Only Water

While drinking soda is a common habit, it’s ruinous for teeth. The excess sugar in soda rots away enamel, while the dyes used in soda can stain and discolor teeth. This year, opt for pure water instead of soda or other sugary, colored beverages. Choosing water will keep your teeth cleaner, healthier, and stronger the whole year round.

Be Diligent With Your Dentist

Taking care of teeth isn’t just about at-home oral hygiene – it’s also vital to see your regular dentist for routine checkup and cleaning appointments. Make a point to schedule two teeth cleaning appointments this year. This will help to clean spots that are impossible to reach through normal oral hygiene, protecting your teeth from cavities.

Revolutionize Your Smile Through Orthodontics

Of course, if you want a gorgeous new smile altogether, nothing beats orthodontic treatment. We can work with you to design a treatment plan that meets your goals while fitting into your lifestyle – and new treatments like our Invisalign alternative clear aligners make orthodontic treatment easier than ever. All you have to do is schedule your consultation!

Schedule a Consultation with Your Salem, OR Orthodontist

We wish you luck in maintaining a healthy, beautiful smile in the New Year – and if you’d like to achieve a new one entirely, we’d love to help. Request an appointment online to schedule a consultation for your orthodontic treatment. We’ll work with you to create a comprehensive, personalized treatment plan that works for your lifestyle and revitalizes your smile. We can’t wait to hear from you – and until then, we wish you a happy, healthy new year!

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