The end of the year means it’s time to start thinking about New Year’s Resolutions. If you’ve decided 2020 is your year to get perfect teeth, congratulations.
But wanting perfect teeth is not enough. Resolutions often fail because they’re too vague. You have to figure out what having better teeth means to you, whether that’s a perfect teeth bite or something else.
Also be sure that you’re improving your teeth for yourself more than anybody else. If you have the genuine desire to do this, you’re more likely to follow through.
If you want to know how to get perfect teeth in the new year, keep reading.
Electric toothbrushes provide more power than brushing with the old-fashioned way. That alone is enough incentive to at least research switching to an electric toothbrush.
Brushing with a regular toothbrush is still good. It works fine for many people. But it also gives you less margin for error.
If you miss a spot while brushing with a regular toothbrush, you’re likely to keep on missing it. That can lead to cavities and other problems.
The spinning head of an electric toothbrush can make brushing your entire mouth easier. You don’t have to work as much. Your brush can do the hard stuff for you.
Mind the Gaps
Unless you play hockey, missing one or more teeth is not considered a badge of honor. It can make you afraid to smile. You may even be afraid to go out in public for fear of getting judged.
You don’t have stop talking or smiling, though. Dental implants can be an ideal solution.
The dental implant has been around since the 1960s. Experts like Dr. Suzanne Caudry say implants can replace one tooth, several teeth, or even all of your teeth.
A dental implant requires several steps. A small titanium screw gets placed in your jawbone. It’s not as painful as it sounds.
After the first part gets placed, you’ll typically need a few months to heal. Then the rest of the implant will get placed.
Implants are stable and permanent. You can eat things like popcorn and chips without worrying about losing it. Make sure to keep the implant clean, though.
Remember to Floss
Any dentist worth their salt will tell you to floss at every cleaning. But it’s still too easy to forget.
Yes, you should still brush your teeth. But some experts say flossing is more important than brushing.
When you floss, you’re removing plaque buildup. If that plaque hangs around, it can cause gum disease. If it’s bad enough, you can also develop other health problems.
Still having trouble remembering to floss? Set a reminder on your phone every night.
If flossing bores you, take the floss out of the bathroom. Floss your teeth while watching Neflix. Just make sure to throw away the dirty floss after you’re done.
How to Get Perfect Teeth
Getting perfect teeth and the perfect smile doesn’t have to be out of reach in 2020. Set specific goals, and start with the above list.
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