[Series] Dental Resolutions For The New Year – Resolution #1
At the start of every year, thousands of Australians make resolutions to change their habits. It seems to be a good time for us to suggest some ‘Dental Resolutions:’ habits and behaviours that will help you and your family to enjoy good dental health in 2014.
We will start with the habit of Tooth Brushing, which is something we recommend everyone does at least twice daily: in the morning, usually after breakfast, and most importantly, at night before going to bed.
For many of us, this twice daily brushing habit is already present, formed as the result of years of practice, often introduced and reinforced by the teachings of our parents. However, if your brushing isn’t happening on a twice-daily schedule, maybe it’s time to set up some reminders to re-establish the habit.
Try A Brushing App
One way to do this is to use an App on your smartphone. A great one to try is Brush DJ. It’s free to download and very easy to use.
This App includes many great features:
- You can set reminders for brushing twice a day
- The App opens by reminding you to clean in between your teeth (using floss or interdental brushes) first
- Then it selects a song from your device’s playlist, and plays it for 2 minutes whilst you are brushing. This means you get to brush whilst listening to your favourite tunes!
- You can also set reminders for using a daily fluoride mouthrinse, when to change your toothbrush and when to visit your dentist.
The App is available for Apple and Android devices. You can learn more about it by watching this video.
What other dental resolutions do we recommend for the New Year? Check out the other articles in this series: