Have you set any dental goals for yourself? Most people don't, but they really should. Having a goal gives you something to work towards. It's a way of measuring your progress and taking a look at what you've accomplished before you move on to your next goal.
If you haven't set any dental goals yet, there's no time like the present to do so! Here are a few goals you might set for yourself.
Brush and Floss Regularly
Many people don't brush and floss their teeth regularly. They might brush twice a day, but many people don't floss daily like they should. You might set your dental goal to simply become better about doing this. Brush once in the morning and once after bed, and floss before you go to bed. It might take a conscious effort to set aside time to do this every morning and evening, but after several weeks, it will become a habit.
Cut Down on Bad Foods Another dental goal you might set for yourself is to cut back on sugary foods and drink. This is a great goal because it not only helps your oral health, it also helps your overall physical health. You don't have to completely cut out sugary treats, of course. That's often very hard to do. Instead, set a series of goals.
First, make it a goal to replace your unhealthy snacks with vegetables or other foods. Then set a goal of cutting out dessert from several meals. Turn it into a special treat. Again, this will become much easier after you've done it for a few weeks.
If you're not sure what other dental goals you can set for yourself, give us a call. We can discuss your dental goals during your next checkup and help you set several individual goals that will help you improve your oral health.