Resolution Ideas From Your Dentist
New Year’s Eve is just a few days away. When getting ready for the countdown to midnight, do you make any New Year’s resolutions? If you need any ideas on how to make 2019 your best smile year yet, we have just a few ideas to help. Your dental team at Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry of Kansas City, MO can help you set your goals and reach them. The most important thing to remember is that caring for your smile can keep your mouth in good health.
#1: I Will Not Go to Bed Without Brushing My Teeth
A surprisingly large number of people admit to skipping an oral hygiene session. It can be easy to do when you are exhausted from the day and you just want to crawl into bed. If this rings true for you, you should know that even letting plaque, tartar, and bacteria linger for just one day can leave your teeth at a much higher risk for tooth decay.
#2: I Will Routinely Visit My Dentist
The recommended routine schedule for dental visits is at least twice a year or at least once every six months. Visiting your dentist on a routine schedule allows for your dentist to spot any potential trouble. It also allows time for a professional cleaning, which can remove tartar that you cannot remove on your own at home. For resolution idea #2.5: I will go to the dentist if I notice pain or anything out of normal.
#3: I Will Update My Smile’s Appearance
Have you been putting off the smile updates you would like to be? If you have been procrastinating on getting your smile even more beautiful, make 2019 the year that you step up to the plate. If you have small appearance issues only affecting one or two teeth, cosmetic bonding may be a good way to address those issues. Porcelain veneers can be another way for you to reach your appearance goals for your smile.