Let’s face it, sticking to a resolution can be tough. With the excitement of 2022 upon us, we wanted to offer an idea that your smile will thank you for: Getting regular checkups and cleans.
Patients who see us for their regularly scheduled twice-yearly care tend to catch oral health issues before they become big problems, saving both their smile and their pocketbook.
More so, when you maintain proper oral hygiene, you’re more likely to smile with all of your teeth for years to come.
But that’s not even the best part. Visiting us isn’t something you have to do every day (like many diets and exercise resolutions). We hope to see more of you and your loved ones in our practice this year.
New Year, New Affirmations, New Me!
Like everyone else, we’re leaving 2021 behind and embracing the change that this year is sure to bring. We aim to offer inspiration, hope, and motivation for our patients, and believe that one of the best ways to do that is by helping you invite these things into your life.
Try giving these five daily affirmations a try each day to create a healthy, positive new habit.
1. People respect and value my opinions.
2. Each day of my life is filled with love and joy.
3. I make decisions which are in line with my values and goals.
4. I am grateful for my life.
5. I am not controlled by stress, fear, or anxiety.
Do you have other affirmations that you speak daily? We’d love to hear them the next time you visit us.
Late Night Snacks and Your Teeth
Have you ever woken up in the middle of the night craving something sweet or salty? We’d be lying if we said we hadn’t. But eating in the middle of the night isn’t just bad for your sleep routine—it’s also bad for your teeth.
Here are a few reasons to avoid that late-night craving when you’re able to.
1. You probably won’t remember to brush your teeth after you’re done because it’s not a part of your midnight routine. This means you’ll be going back to bed with debris left between your teeth, which can lead to bacteria and cavities.
2. Your mouth is driest during the middle of the night, which means food is going to linger longer. If you can’t stop the craving, try to remember to wash it down with a glass of water.
3. You may not be fully aware of what you’re eating. Did you know that some people sleep-eat? This can lead to chomping down on hard foods, like candy, that you may eat differently when you’re wide awake. Chipped teeth can ensue.