New Year’s Resolutions For A Healthy Smile

Phoenix DentistAs 2017 approaches, plenty of people are making New Year’s resolutions. And while it’s fun to imagine how you might make your life better in the next 12 months, it can be sobering to learn that although 40 percent of Americans make New Year’s resolutions, only about 8 percent actually accomplish what they set out to do.

However, there are patterns to be found in the habits of those who successfully act on their resolutions. If creating a healthy, attractive smile is on your list of goals for next year, here are a few tips on how to make that happen, with the help of your Phoenix dentist.

How to create a fabulous smile in 2017

  • Keep your resolution simple. Don’t load yourself up with a complicated list of things to do. For example, since nearly 30 percent of Americans don’t brush their teeth long enough or often enough, you could make brushing for two minutes twice a day your goal if that’s a challenge for you. If you’ve already got that habit mastered, work on flossing every single day.
  • Make your resolution tangible. As noted above, focusing on a specific action is preferable to making a more general commitment to “taking better care of myself.” The general statement is admirable, but its achievement relies on regular execution of specific individual tasks.
  • Share your goals with others. Making your aspirations public can help build in accountability. If you desire a more pleasing smile, it’s important to share that resolution with your Phoenix cosmetic dentist, who can help you with everything from fillings and crowns to veneers, braces and teeth whitening.

“It’s easy to achieve better oral health and a more beautiful smile in 2017,” says Dr. Carol Ford, a Phoenix cosmetic dentist with a practice in the Biltmore neighborhood. “Your Phoenix dentist can help you learn to practice better oral habits, and facilitate a host of restorative and cosmetic procedures.”

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