You likely have your professional career goals, personal goals, and financial goals, but do you have any oral health goals? It may not be something you've considered but having oral health goals is important.
The numerous different illnesses and problems that can occur in your mouth can be painful, so why not have goals in place to stop those issues before they develop? Here are some oral health goals you may want to have for yourself.
Brush and Floss Regularly
One easy goal you should set for yourself is to brush regularly. At minimum, you should brush your teeth after breakfast and before you go to bed. You should also floss at least once a day.
Brushing after every meal is recommended, so do your best to brush after lunch, too. It's not as hard as you might think-just add a toothbrush and a small travel tube of toothpaste to your lunch kit or keep one in your desk. Students can keep these essentials in their backpacks.
See Us at Least Twice a Year
Even if you have good oral health and haven't had many cavities, you still need to come visit us every six months for a cleaning and check-up.
These visits give us a chance to examine your teeth and gums for problems. The earlier we can identify issues, the easier it is to deal with the problem. Make it an oral health goal to have a cleaning twice a year.
Cut Back on Sugar
This oral health goal is also a great overall health goal! Cutting back on sweets and other sugary foods will help you in a number of ways in addition to reducing the number of cavities you deal with. You can treat yourself every now and then, of course, but always brush afterwards.
Century Dental Dr. Jefferson Call, DMD & Dr. Dix Densley, DDS