If you are like nearly 50% of Americans, the weeks leading up to the new year are spent jotting down goals to tackle in the coming months. In the spirit of having a fresh start, you may be committing to flossing consistently in 2021. After all, it is a crucial component of keeping your oral health and beautiful smile in pristine condition. But how can you prevent this New Year’s resolution from sliding to the back burner? Here are three tips to help!
#1. Pick the Right Tool For You
Thanks to advancements in technology, you no longer have to use outdated flossing tools. Instead of using the kind that you have to measure out and cut on your own, you can opt for a floss pick or water flosser. Not only are these devices incredibly effective, but they are also quick and easy to use. Plus, sometimes a new gadget is just what you need to give you that extra boost of motivation!
#2. Set a Reminder
Between your personal and professional life, every minute of your day is probably accounted for, which is why going on “autopilot” happens all too often. To break up your routine and make room for new, better habits, set a reminder on your phone! You can also leave your flossing tools out on the counter as a friendly nudge to use them before wrapping up your oral hygiene routine.
#3. Keep Floss Close
Did you realize you forgot to floss after you already left the house? That’s why carrying a dental care kit on the go is so important. Keep a few staples, like a travel-sized toothbrush, toothpaste, and, of course, floss in a little pouch to use when you are out and about. Not only will this help you stay on track with your flossing resolution, but it will also keep your breath minty-fresh!
Flossing consistently can positively impact both your oral and overall health, so stick with it! To keep up this best practice, use the above tips in 2021.
About the Practice
Over four decades ago, Long Family Dental was founded on one simple mission: to deliver superior dental care and high-quality service to patients in Cleburne and its surrounding communities. Today, Dr. Bob and Dr. Chris are proud to continue to live out the same philosophy all these years later (with the help of the latest in proven dental technology). If you have some smile-friendly resolutions you’d like to accomplish this year, they would be happy to help you achieve them! To schedule your routine dental checkup and cleaning or to learn more about caring for your oral health at home, don’t hesitate to visit our website.