While a lot of new year’s resolutions get made with the best of intentions, many of them fall flat at some point along the way. There are some easy orthodontic resolutions that you can add to the list that will be easier to keep than you may think. You’ll get the benefit of healthier teeth, as well as the ability to say you kept your resolutions all year long!
Have Great Oral Hygiene
This should always be the case, but especially when you have braces or wear a retainer. The bacteria that can build-up as a result of food can lead to serious orthodontic problems. In 2020, commit yourself to take a little extra time when brushing so that all the brackets and wires are adequately covered. Here at Unionville Orthodontics, we can’t stress enough the importance of flossing your teeth, whether you have braces or not. Commit to flossing every day this year and your mouth with certainly thank you. Talk to us about water picks to make this process even easier!
More Water and Less Sugar
Sugar is bad news for the enamel on your teeth. Sodas and other drinks loaded with sugar not only hurt your teeth but are generally not the healthiest option. Drinking more water in 2020 will help your teeth and improve your overall health. Drinking water can also help keep your braces or retainer clean by washing out stuck pieces of food. Let’s also not forget that water is far cheaper than sodas and other drinks loaded with sugar. You don’t have to go further than the tap in Unionville to get drinking water that includes appropriate levels of fluoride that further help support the health of your teeth. The Canadian Dental Association has more information about fluoride on their website.
Set and Keep Your Orthodontic Appointments
You can set your appointments at Unionville Orthodontics well in advance. We’ll even help by providing appointment reminders so it will be fresh on your mind. Keeping your appointments is an important part of your orthodontic treatment, and making sure you are on the right track for your individual plan. Contact us today for any orthodontic treatment information or to set up an appointment at our conveniently located office in Markham!
-The Unionville Orthodontics Team