The first step to making dental health a priority in your New Year’s resolutions is by improving your oral hygiene. With proper oral hygiene, you can fight cavities, gum disease, and bad breath. In addition, oral hygiene will save your mouth from pain and your wallet from expensive treatments down the line. If your oral hygiene isn’t at its best, you can improve it by brushing your teeth twice a day, flossing once per day and visiting your dentist every 6 months for a dental exam and cleaning. Your dentist will also give you any other pointers for keeping your oral hygiene in check.