Every year on January 1st, a magic motivation fills the air. New Year’s resolutions lead to a path paved with wishes and gold. It’s a chance to wipe the slate clean and start fresh.
Then why do only 8% of Americans follow through on their New Year’s aspirations? It’s important to set realistic goals and establish a routine. After all, old habits don’t have to die hard!
The holidays are over, but the chilly winter weather is still going strong. Sledding, skating and snowmen are among the most enjoyable winter hobbies. While winter can bring grins, the frigid temps tend to trigger mouth problems.
Much like a snowflake, each person’s set of teeth is unique. Some are sensitive to cold air, while others get dry mouth. If your smile is prone to winter woes, you don’t have to feel like you’re trapped in a snow globe!
Here’s how to deal with common winter tooth troubles:
Do you have a dental visit scheduled for 2015? Kudos on planning ahead!
Maybe your coverage changed with the New Year, or maybe you’re seeing a new dentist. Either way, plan arriving a little early so you can fill out the office’s paperwork and HIPAA forms.
Yes whey — today is National Cheese Lover’s Day! Did you know that there are more than 1,000 types of cheese? This melted gooey goodness pleases your taste buds, tummy AND teeth.
Your teeth are made mostly of calcium, and without enough in your diet, you risk developing tooth decay and other problems.
January is known for healthy resolutions and new perspectives. Slurp your way to a healthy smile with these tooth-healthy soups.
Crockpot Chicken Noodle Soup
Why it’s souper: If you have bad breath or sores in your mouth you may not be getting enough vitamin B3. Fortunately, chicken is a good source of vitamin B3.
10 million microbes can live on your toothbrush at a time. Learn how to keep a clean toothbrush routine:
Do you have dental benefits? If so, preventive dental benefits are likely covered in your plan. Make sure you use them – they’ll keep you smiling long after that trip to the dentist.
The holiday hubbub is over and now it’s simply…January. This chilly and anti-climatic month can leave some of us down in the dumps. If you’re stuck inside with nothing to do, try these boredom busters. Keep your chin up – smiles are on the horizon!
Most dental plans have an annual dollar maximum. This doesn’t refer to the most you will pay out of pocket. Instead, this is the maximum dollar amount a dental benefit plan will pay toward the cost of dental care within a specific benefit period (typically January through December).
2014 is coming to a close – we’re only a few short days away from the New Year. There were some significant smile-centric stories this year – in popular culture, the dentistry world and everything in between! Before we look ahead to 2015, let’s take a look back at 2014’s Top Teeth Moments.