It’s the new year, what better time to create and maintain new dental habits to look after your teeth in 2018?
No matter what your new year resolutions are, here are some ways you can look after your teeth in 2018.
Change up your brush.
One in five Brits don’t remember the last time they changed their toothbrush. When was the last time you changed yours? If you can’t remember, its already been too long. Whether you’re a manual toothbrush user or have opted for electrical, now is a good time to change your toothbrush! Dentists recommend that you change your toothbrush every 2-3 months. Pop a reminder in your phone or your diary, and make the change every 2-3 months.
Without flossing, you are missing 35% of the surface of your teeth! Not only is it better for your teeth, but it will help keep your breath fresher! It only takes a few minutes and will m
ake a difference to your overall oral health. It is a brilliant habit to adopt and if done correctly, could save you from spending more time in the dentist’s chair.
Skip the Sugar.
No matter what age you are, this is seriously important. After the festive season, it’s no secret that we’ve all probably eaten too much sugar. But it’s time to look after your teeth in 2018! Try to get some healthy snacks prepared for each day. Throw them in your bag for university or work and have some stored at home for easy, healthy snacking that won’t harm your teeth!
Get those 2 minutes in!
Over 50% of Brits don’t brush their teeth for the recommended 2 minutes a day. This is a horrifying statistic and one that we need to beat! Brushing your teeth for 2 minutes daily can prevent a whole host of dental problems and keep your breath fresh. Without these vital two minutes of brushing, morning and night, your teeth are more likely to decay, which could cause you to visit the dentist, more often than you’d probably like to.
Make a point of making appointments!
So many of us are fond of ‘forgetting’ to visit the dentist. We get that sometimes life gets in the way and appointments have to be rescheduled or cancelled. Dentists recommend you have 2 check ups a year – minimum. So go ahead and call your dentist today! Make your next appointment and get it slotted into your diary.
These are just some super simple ways you can look after your teeth in 2018. Add them on to your list of resolutions and get the smile you’ve always wanted!
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