What Are Your New Year’s Dental Resolutions?

February 6, 2023
Fort Pierce Dentist writes new year's resolution on board

It’s a new year, a fresh start, and an opportunity to rectify your past mistakes for a better and healthier you. This year, make your oral health a top priority by making a list of resolutions. In case you run out of ideas, your Fort Pierce Dentist can provide you with some tips. So, go ahead and include these in your list.  

Fort Pierce Dentist shows patient the proper way to floss

New Year’s Oral Health Resolutions 


When it’s time to floss your teeth, you always find plenty of excuses not to. Instead of saying flossing is complicated or you’re too tired to do it, force yourself and do it anyway. Sooner or later, you’ll get the habit of flossing and effortlessly incorporate it into your routine. If you make an effort to floss, you’ll significantly lower your chances of developing gum disease and tooth decay.  

Brush for Two Minutes 

A simple yet highly effective way of improving oral health is by brushing your teeth for a full two minutes. This year, try timing yourself to ensure you spend 30 seconds cleaning each quadrant of your mouth. The two-minute rule is backed up by science and research. If your dentist tells you to brush for two minutes, do it.  

Stop Smoking 

Did you know that besides getting that awful smoker’s breath, smoking tobacco will increase your likelihood of developing oral cancer? Don’t wait for that to happen. Get a head start on the new year by promising yourself to no longer smoke. 

woman following her Fort Pierce Dentist advice on brushing

See Our Fort Pierce Dentist  

If you want to add more to your New Year’s Resolution list, we’re happy to help. At Ricard Family Dentistry, we offer a wide range of dental treatments, from routine checkups to more complex procedures. Our friendly staff is here to assist you with everything you need. Contact us for more information.