It’s that time of year again – finding motivation and fun ways to stay on track with New Year’s resolutions. While sticking to it might be difficult in the beginning, it’s worth it in the end especially when it comes to your smile.

Here are four dental health resolutions to maintain better care for your teeth and gums this year:

  1. Floss more often – One of the best things you can do for your dental health is to brush and floss regularly. The two go hand-in-hand as brushing doesn’t always get rid of all of the gunk that is stuck in-between your teeth. To make flossing after every meal or snack easier, always keep a Plackers Travel Pack nearby for keeping your smile clean at all times.
  2. Eat better – Not only is eating better good for your overall health, but the right better-for-you foods are rich in nutrients and vitamins that help fight bacteria which strengthen teeth and gums. Snacking on nutrient rich foods like carrots is great as they are high in plaque-attacking keratin and Vitamin A, which helps strengthen tooth enamel.
  3. Cut back on sugar – Sugary sweets and drinks can break down in your mouth, producing acids that wear away the enamel and cause tooth decay. Cutting back on sugar can cut the risk of tooth decay considerably.
  4. Brush twice a day for two minutes – You’ve most likely heard this before, but having a regular routine for teeth brushing is essential in supporting your dental health. Brushing your teeth less than two minutes can lead to parts of your smile being missed, and plaque not effectively being removed.

Here’s to staying on track with your dental health resolutions this year!