The holidays are a time of eating, and while this is part of what people love about them, these days are usually code words for bingeing of sweets and junk food. Enjoying ourselves during the holiday season can be great while it’s happening, but then January rolls around. With the combination of winter weather, going back to work, and the consequences of weeks of snacking and feasting, it’s easy to feel bad about all you’ve been eating. One of the best ways to combat this feeling is to commit yourself to better dental health for the new year. There are many positive benefits that come from a healthy dental health routine, for your mind, body, and soul. Healthy dental habits can simply act as a springboard for all of the other things you want to do this year.
Good Dental Habits For HealthTo keep your teeth, gums, and mouth in healthy condition, your dental habits should include:
- Regular brushing (two minutes, twice a day) with a soft bristle brush and fluoride toothpaste
- Flossing every day
- Eat a well-balanced diet, with limited refined sugars
- Be aware and check your mouth for signs of gum disease