You may not be among those who prepare a list of purposes for the New Year because they do not believe that they should acquire or correct their habits. Or you may not consider it necessary to write them because you trust your ability to remember them on the fly. If this is your case, believe us it is better to write them. And if your case is the first, we suggest you take a look at this list of 5 purposes for the New Year to see if you can improve in any aspect related to your oral health:
- This year try to reeducate your palate so you do not need foods so sweet or so salty that they can harm your oral health. You’d be surprised to see how quickly we can get used to it. Do the test!
- Remember that two washes / brushes per day are non-negotiable. Preferably three times you should wash but if you cannot, do it a minimum of two. If you go out to eat out you can take a travel brush on top or else a chewing gum with xylitol.
- Christmas is over and there are no excuses to drink acidic drinks daily. Here we include white wine, beer, soft drinks, energy drinks. Change to water or natural shakes that give you vitamins and calcium. And by the way, make your diet healthier.
- Add to your daily habits the daily brushing of the tongue to prevent halitosis or bad breath. Regular brushing removes bacteria from the teeth and gums but, on some occasions, the tongue is covered with a layer of bacteria that causes bad breath, bad impression and may even interfere with the perception of the flavors of the meals . A tongue covered in a white putty is a symptom of an imbalance of keratin in the tongue.
- It’s time to make an appointment with your dentist.