Oral Health New Years Resolutions for 2023New Year’s resolutions are a way for people to reflect on the previous year and set goals for themselves in the year to come. Many people find that setting resolutions helps them to focus on what they want to achieve and motivates them to make positive changes in their lives. It can be a way to hold oneself accountable and stay motivated to achieve one’s goals. Ultimately, making New Year’s resolutions is a personal choice and the benefits will vary depending on the individual.

Making a resolution to improve your overall health and your oral health is a great idea. There are many different ways to improve your health, and the specific steps you take will depend on your individual needs and goals. Some possible ways to improve your overall health include exercising regularly, eating a healthy and balanced diet, getting enough sleep, managing stress, and staying hydrated. Additionally, it may be helpful to see a doctor or dentist for regular check-ups and to discuss any health concerns you may have. Making a commitment to improving your overall health can help you to feel better and live a healthier, more fulfilling life.

Does Oral Health Impact Your Overall Health?

Yes, oral health can impact overall health. Poor oral hygiene can lead to a variety of dental and medical problems, including tooth decay, gum disease, and infections. These conditions can cause pain, difficulty eating, and speaking, and can even lead to more serious medical problems if left untreated. In addition, research has shown that there may be a link between oral health and overall health, and that poor oral health may be associated with an increased risk of certain diseases, such as heart disease and diabetes. Therefore, taking care of your oral health is an important part of maintaining your overall health and well-being.

Here are some New Year’s resolutions for your dental health that will also improve your overall health:

  1. Brush your teeth twice a day for at least two minutes using fluoride toothpaste.
  2. Floss your teeth daily to remove plaque and food debris from between your teeth and along your gum line.
  3. Use mouthwash to help kill bacteria and freshen your breath.
  4. Avoid sugary and acidic foods and drinks that can cause tooth decay and erosion.
  5. Quit smoking or using other tobacco products, as they can stain your teeth and increase your risk of gum disease and oral cancer.
  6. Visit your dentist regularly for professional cleanings and checkups.
  7. Consider using dental sealants or fluoride treatments to help protect your teeth from decay.
  8. If you have any dental issues, such as tooth sensitivity, toothache, or jaw pain, be sure to see your dentist as soon as possible for evaluation and treatment.
  9. Make sure you are getting enough calcium and other essential nutrients in your diet to help keep your teeth and gums healthy.
  10. Be sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day to help keep your mouth hydrated and flush away bacteria and debris.

HPS Dental Care is Accepting New Dental Patients

At HPS Dental Care we focus not only on our dental patients’ teeth but also on their overall health. Start off the New Year with a commitment to work on your oral health by giving us a call at 248-652-0024 to schedule your first dental appointment in 2023.  HPS Dental is conveniently located on 24 Mile Road near Shelby Rd. in Shelby Township, MI.