The start of a new year is the perfect time to think about our habits and make proactive changes to our routines. A good oral hygiene routine is the kind of resolution that’s not only easy to keep, but that will also reward you for years to come! Read on to find out our top 5 resolutions to give you brighter, more sparkly smiles and healthier teeth and gums this new year.
- Floss, Floss, Floss!
Make this the year that you truly stick to flossing! Flossing helps to stave away tooth decay, reduces the risk of gum disease, and even gives you fresher breath - it’s really an all-round winner! We know it can sometimes feel tedious, but if you practice flossing each time you brush your teeth it will soon become a habit, and you’ll forget that it was ever missing from your oral hygiene routine.
- Be Kind, Brush Gently
Overbrushing, or brushing your teeth too harshly, can lead to sensitivity in your teeth and receding gums. A small resolution with big effects, brushing gently helps to protect the enamel on the surface of your teeth and also reduces damage to your gums. To help remind yourself to stay gentle, remember to brush in circular motions, and choose soft bristles for your toothbrushes!
- Invest in Sonic Care
Electric toothbrushes have been shown to clean teeth significantly better than manual toothbrushes, so why not make this the year to invest in an electric toothbrush? Our Sonisk Pulse portable sonic toothbrush not only uses the best in sonic waves to keep your teeth clean and healthy, but is also portable for everyday use on the go. Check out the full range of Pulse toothbrushes in a variety of fun colours, and treat yourself to a toothbrush that not only looks more stylish but also helps to maintain your routine wherever you go this year!
- Stay Hydrated
Sipping on water throughout the day helps to create saliva, which washes away the bacteria that sits and breeds on your teeth and tongue. And staying hydrated doesn’t have to be a chore, you can help yourself to remember to drink water by investing in a reusable bottle so that you’re keeping up your water intake on the go, or you can even help to promote saliva production by chewing on sugarfree gum! This is a great resolution to make due to its holistic goodness - your whole body functions better when hydrated!
- Visit Your Dentist
Sometimes our busy lives can make us forget to do important maintenance tasks, like visiting the dentist. Help yourself in advance by scheduling your regular appointments at the top of the year to avoid having to make time further down the line. You only need to go twice per year, and booking both those appointments now will help you in the future and make you feel productive in the present!