What are your new year’s resolutions? Most people’s resolutions revolve around a few things, namely health and confidence. Making strides towards a better smile through your resolutions can help in both of these aspects. A healthy set of teeth require a healthy set of habits, and a pearly white smile is a great source of confidence. If you have been wanting to work on your smile, but don’t quite know where to start, Asprakis & Danti Dentistry is here with a few helpful tips and tricks to help you form some new year’s resolutions all based on your smile! Read on to learn more!

If you are in the Windsor, ON area and looking for a professional and friendly local dentist, contact Asprakis & Danti Dentistry today!

Start and Maintain Healthy Habits

Behind every set of great teeth is a great routine. That means adhering to the American Dental Association’s recommendations of brushing twice a day for at least two minutes each time, as well as flossing at minimum twice a day. Now, this is the bare minimum for keeping your teeth clean and healthy. If you are already strict with these habits, consider supplementing it with some more helpful steps. For example, if you struggle with bad breath, adding a mouthwash rinse to your routine, or chewing the occasional stick of sugar-free gum after meals can be a great addition.

Eat the Right Foods & Drink Plenty of Water

We all have heard about food that is bad for our teeth from our dentists. Coffee, tea, and red wine can all stain your teeth, and overly acidic foods can eat away at your enamel. However, we don’t often hear of the foods that can help your teeth. Some good foods for your smile include dairy products such as cheese and yogurt for their protein, calcium, and helpful bacteria, lean protein like fish and chicken, as well as getting your fill of water every day. All these foods can help your teeth continue to stay strong and look great while doing it!

Visit Your Dentist

It is recommended that you visit your dentist at least once every six months for a general checkup. During your checkups, your dentist can evaluate your progress, give you a professional cleaning, as well as check for any potential problems that could come up down the road. At Asprakis & Danti Dentistry, we understand that going to the dentist can cause some anxiety or fear for some people, that’s why we are dedicated to giving professional, gentle treatment to all of our patients. If you are in the Windsor, ON area and looking for a local dentist to help you reach your smile goals, contact Asprakis & Danti Dentistry today to schedule your appointment!

Consider Professional Treatments

If you have had consistent trouble keeping your teeth healthy, or you have damaged or missing teeth, you may want to consider a professional treatment. There are a myriad of dental treatments to choose from, so it’s very important to consult your dentist to find out which treatment fits best with your goals and lifestyle.

Keep in Mind: Results Take Time

If you’re working towards your oral hygiene goals but aren’t seeing the improvement you hoped for, it’s important to remember that results take time. Keep going, and you will see results. Do your best not to get frustrated, and motivate yourself to continue!

This is Your (Smiles) Year!

Making sure you are implementing positive health goals into your new year’s resolutions is a great way to improve yourself over the year. If your goal is to get that great smile you’ve always wanted, make sure you have a good daily cleaning routine, are eating the right foods with plenty of water, going to the dentist, and pushing yourself everyday no matter how long the results may take, you will have a phenomenal set of pearly whites in no time!

From everyone here at Asprakis & Danti Dentistry, happy new year, and if you are looking for a dentist in the Windsor, ON area, contact us today!