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Come January first, everyone’s motto becomes, “New year, new me.” Resolutions to lose weight, improve habits, and seek self-betterment flood social media. You likely won’t see a resolution to “improve oral health” anywhere on your timeline, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t. There’s never a bad time to resolve to improve your oral health, and the new year is as great a time as any.

Your resolution to improve your overall health can easily incorporate your teeth, gums, and mouth. Here are some suggestions for keeping your mouth even cleaner.

-Make it a goal to brush your teeth for a full two minutes, twice a day. It takes two minutes of brushing to effectively clean your teeth, so set a timer to help you achieve that as you brush. You should also try to brush for two minutes twice a day, morning and night.

-Set in motion a plan to floss your teeth daily. Flossing can be a hard habit to make, especially for those who struggle to floss on a regular basis. If it’s too difficult, don’t jump in all at once. Start by flossing every other day or so, taking a break if it gets to be uncomfortable. Once that becomes easier, shoot for once a day, and build a lifelong flossing habit.

-Schedule regular appointments with your dentist. An important part of keeping your mouth healthy is keeping up with regular checks and cleanings at Echeverri Dental Center. Dr. Juan Echeverri is dedicated to keeping your mouth as healthy as it can be, so be sure to come in for regular checkups.

To book an appointment at our Houston, Texas, location, call us at 713-956-8767. We look forward to seeing you and your healthy smile this year and in the years to come.