The year 2014 is almost over and 2015 is upon us. It’s that time of year when we can look back and see both the things we’ve accomplished and the things we need to improve. While it is true that new habits can be made and bad habits can be broken at any time during the year, there is something special about a new year—a blank slate, if you will—when positive changes and goal setting can be especially effective. I myself look back to the treadmill that my wife and I got for Christmas two years ago and then consider this year’s gift: a Lazy Boy chair. I think I’ve already put more time into the new chair than I’ve put into running on the treadmill in the last couple years. My most needed 2015 resolution is pretty evident.
I’m sure you each have your own resolutions for 2015. Hopefully one or more of them involve becoming healthier. Few things can impact your life for the better like investing in your own health. On that note, may I suggest making some goals related your oral health? I promise that the improved confidence that comes from having a brighter smile is well worth the effort you put into it. Try the following changes in your life:
- Brush at least twice a day
- Brush for at least two minutes each time you do it
- Get a professional cleaning and checkup every six months
- Eat healthier; cut out or decrease consumption of soda pop and junk food
- Quit smoking
- Lose the tongue ring
- Get your pending dental work done
- Change your toothbrush frequently
- Gargle with mouthwash once per day
- Floss once per day
If you need some help getting started on these resolutions, make an appointment today. We’d love to help you achieve and maintain the smile you’ve always wanted. Make 2015 the best year ever!
-Nicolas K. Young