This is the perfect time of year to adopt resolutions for establishing healthy dental habits. The benefits of setting dental health goals can be rewarding and motivating. Resolutions are often related to improvements in our health, diet and actions that will produce positive changes in our lives. As you make your own resolutions, don’t forget to take better care of your oral health in 2020, just make sure to establish resolutions that are attainable step by step.
Good Oral Health is Essential
In a recent survey, many older adults reflected on their regrets and what they would have done differently in years past. Not taking care of teeth was one of the biggest regrets they had. Many disregard their teeth when they are young because they don’t understand how important dental care is. Tooth loss or dental problems don’t happen overnight and neither does recovering your dental health, but resolve now to do better during this year and you’d be surprised how much progress you can make in the next 12 months.
Dr. Angela S. Evanson, DDS has outlined some simple steps that will make a difference in your oral health in the coming year.
Step #1: Adopt Dr. Evanson as Your Hometown Dentist
The first step in taking better care of your teeth is to have a dentist that you feel confident in. Dr. Angela S. Evanson, DDS is a dentist you can trust with all of your dental needs!
Dr. Evanson is highly skilled and trained in a variety of general and specialized areas of dentistry, and has been providing quality dental care since 1994. True to her mission to help children, teens and adults achieve and maintain a beautiful, healthy smile, Dr. Evanson also volunteers with Kids in Need of Dentistry and participates in the American Dental Association’s annual Give-Kids-a-Smile program.
Dr. Evanson’s office is located at 17167 E. Cedar Gulch Parkway #202 in Parker, Colorado, providing easy access to patients in the communities of Highlands Ranch, Aurora, Castle Rock and Lone Tree where she provides state of the art dental services for the whole family. Make an appointment online or call to schedule an appointment today at (720) 409-0008.
Step #2: Brush Twice a Day and Floss Once a Day
Brushing our teeth at least twice a day and flossing once a day is foundational to good dental health. Did you know there is a proper way to brush your teeth? Brush for two minutes, twice a day and you’re on your way to better dental health! Make it a habit to floss every day this year; and you will do your teeth and gums a big favor. As with brushing your teeth, there is a recommended technique for flossing your teeth. It’s preferable to floss your teeth at night to remove food and bacteria from between the teeth before going to bed.
Step #3: Make a Dental Appointment Every 6 Months
According to the American Dental Association (ADA) you should see your dentist for a professional cleaning and examination every 6 months. Tooth decay develops in a predictable pattern; and dental examinations should be set at specific intervals. Once plaque transforms into tartar, it can only be removed by dental professionals. A check-up every six months allows Dr. Evanson to address any serious issues before they become detrimental to your dental health.
As you focus on dental health resolutions, keep in mind, “You’ll never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.” John C. Maxwell. The best to you in your quest for better dental health in 2020!