With 2020 on the horizon, it’s a good time to start thinking about your New Year’s Resolutions. Do you want to lose weight, improve your health, spend more time with your family, take a vacation? The possibilities are endless. Dr. Appolon at Appolon Dental Group thinks it’s a good idea to add dental health to your New Year’s Resolutions. Next year might be the year you finally achieve the healthy and beautiful smile you have always dreamed of. We have listed our suggested 2020 dental health New Year’s resolutions below.

Improve Oral Hygiene

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.

Restore Teeth

Not only should you focus on improving your oral hygiene in 2020 but also your teeth. If you have any teeth that need restorations, 2020 is the year to finally restore your teeth. Whether you have missing teeth, cracked teeth chipped teeth, or teeth with tooth decay, Appolon Dental Group has a treatment option for every restoration needed. Dr. Appolon will suggest the treatments you need to restore your teeth.

Improve the Appearance of Teeth

Once we restore your teeth and get your oral hygiene in check, you might want to focus on the appearance of your teeth now. With different cosmetic dentistry treatments like teeth whitening and porcelain veneers, you can achieve a perfectly straight and white smile. Talk to Dr. Appolon to find the perfect cosmetic dentistry treatments for you.

Preserve Teeth

With proper oral hygiene and maintenance, you can preserve your teeth for the rest of your life. There are a number of ways to preserve your teeth aside from brushing and flossing. If you’re prone to grinding or clenching your teeth, wearing a nightguard while you sleep can protect your teeth. Wearing a mouthguard when playing contact sports can also help protect your teeth from physical damage. Talk to your dentist about different ways to preserve your teeth based on your individual needs.

Get a jump start on your 2020 dental health resolutions by scheduling an appointment with Dr. Appolon in Midtown Manhattan by calling our dental office at 212-557-8668 or requesting an appointment with our contact form. We look forward to helping you achieve your 2020 dental health New Year’s Resolutions!