We are into the second month of 2013! So how are you coming with your resolutions? According to Statistic Brain a University of Scranton article said that 45% of Americans are in the habit of making New Year’s resolutions. The main benefit of this process is thinking about what you want to accomplish. When thinking about your family’s oral health, here are some suggestions from ChooseYourDentist.com to help in making your dental resolutions for the rest of this year:
- Find a Dallas Dentist who Can Meet Your Family’s Oral Health Needs: There are many reasons why you may need to search for a dentist. You may not have a dentist, you may need a dental specialist, your family could be moving, or your current dentist is no longer able to meet your needs. Instead of becoming frustrated by the search, visit ChooseYourDentist.com and find out what to look for when choosing a dentist.
- Don’t Put Off Preventive Dental Care: Some families skimp on dental checkups and think they are saving money but they could actually be exposing themselves to much higher costs. Preventive dental care keeps your teeth in shape and finds small problems before they become big. Saving a few dollars on a checkup can seem useless when faced with large bills for dental restoration work.
- Don’t Put Off Major Dental Work Due to Financial Concerns: Despite your best efforts there may be times when major dental work is required. Teenagers may need braces from an orthodontist or someone might need a root canal from an endodontist. It is still more cost-effective to have the work done now than risk serious health complications. Find a dental specialist who offers financing options that can ease the payment burden.
- Take Care of Your Teeth at All Times: There is more to preventing cavities than a quick brush at bedtime. Eat healthy foods, rinse your mouth after meals, keep floss and a toothbrush convenient for brushing after lunch, and use an antibacterial mouthwash. Everyone involved in sports should wear a custom-made mouthguard. Find a family dentist who provides dental education as well as dental care.
- Cut Down on Things That are Bad for Your Teeth: Cut dental costs by cutting down on things that are bad for your teeth. Quit smoking, limit alcohol, reduce sweets, minimize sugary drinks, and you’ll see your smile improve.
What dental health resolutions are you making for your family? Tell us what else you would like to know about choosing a family dentist. Further information on ChooseYourDentist.com may be found at www.ChooseYourDentist.com, by email at info@ChooseYourDentist.com, following ChooseYourDentist on Twitter, or by calling 1-888-I-CHOOSE.