Bust Bad Habits For Good

It’s the new year, a time for resolutions, fresh beginnings and saying goodbye to the bad habits of yesteryear. As the countdown starts, don’t drop the ball on your oral health. This year, resolve to do good by your mouth by ramping up your oral health habits and banishing bad behaviors once and for all! A few tips and tricks will help your good intentions become good habits. Resolution: Brush longer for a full 2-3 minutes, as dentists recommend. Bad Habit Buster: Set an egg timer for 2-3 minutes, or brush along to a song to keep your brushing in sync.


Resolution: Brush more often after meals and before bed. Bad Habit Buster: Leave yourself notes on the alarm clock, refrigerator or dishwasher door, bathroom mirror or in your lunch box. Post a tracking-sheet in the bathroom to check off when you brush. Turn your partner in crime into your biggest cheerleader by making a pact with your significant other, family member or roommate.


Resolution: Snack smarter, less often and on healthier foods. Bad Habit Buster: Make healthy foods accessible. Buy fruits and vegetables and divide them into single serving grab and go containers. Add no junk food to your grocery list, to curb impulse buys. Leave resolution reminder notes on the refrigerator and pantry doors.


Resolution: Say no to soda, cut back or cut it out. Bad Habit Buster: Pass the thirst test make yourself drink a full glass of water before reaching for a soda. Find a replacement drink with low or no sugar: try milk, flavored water or fruit juice drinks. If you’re a chronic soda guzzler, wean yourself away by lowering limits every day.


Resolution: End nail biting. Bad Habit Buster: Keep nails trimmed short, so they’re too small to chew. For women, get a manicure as a reminder. The bright polish and the price tag can help keep your teeth and your nails out of harms way. Use a polish or hand lotion flavored with a bitter taste to deter biting.


Resolution: Keep oral health care current replace toothbrushes and visit the dentist regularly. Bad Habit Buster: Start the year with a new toothbrush and a dental visit. Use a permanent marker to write a 3-month expiration date on the handle of the toothbrush. Schedule a follow-up dental appointment and put it on the calendar. Set reminders for both on your cell phone or computer’s calendar.


Polls

  • What’s your gum chewing style?

    | View Results

    Loading ... Loading ...
Print article | Share article:
prednisone no prescription needed 40mg order buy Endep online canadian prescriptions Endep Endep online order online pharmacy Endep Endep online no prescription purchase Endep amex online without prescription purchase Endep online without prescription buy pharmacy Aricept waterview buy Aricept where buy discount Nizoral on line buy Nizoral no scams buy cheapest Nizoralbuy no prior prescription Nizoral buy pharmacy Nizoral waterview purchase Famvir usa cod how to buy Maxalt without a prescription cheapest place to buy Requip Requip pharmacy Nizoral buy fedex buy brand Nizoral order Famvir without a prescription overnight shipping buy cipro online wholesale Cytotec cheap Aricept canadian pharmacy i want to buy Aricept without a perscription xenical no script comprar Amitriptyline generico Amitriptyline delivered overnight fedex Requip overnight without a rx Lisinopril shipped cash on how to buy Amitriptyline without a prescription buy Maxalt mastercard purchasing Amitriptyline without a script buying Accutane 40 mg Accutane 40 mg effects buy 40 mg Accutane free consultation 40 mg Accutane buy fedex accutane online pharmacy