Are you ready to make 2023 your best year ever? Maybe you want to travel more, lose weight, start investing, or even take better care of your health- but where do you begin? Starting a new routine or goal can be overwhelming at first, which can cause many people to give up, or worse, never even get started. But thankfully, there are small steps anyone can take to get your journey off on the right foot!
Say for instance, you are looking to get into the world of investing. Well, you might start by speaking to a broker at an investment firm and seeing what you’ll need to get started. The same for taking that luxury vacation – yes, you’ll need money, but how much? Will you need a passport? To request time off from work? The point is, you’ll need to know at least the basics in order to get started.
It’s no different when you’re looking to improve your health. You’ve gotta start somewhere, as they say. But “health” can be so vague, it may be hard to know where the start line is. Thankfully, there are lots of seemingly-tiny things you can do to take control of your health. A great place to start? Your oral health.
Your mouth is the gateway to your body, and thus caring for your mouth is imperative to safeguarding the health of your entire body. Brushing your teeth twice per day for at least two minutes at a time, and flossing at least once per day (preferably in the evening after your last meal of the day) is a great way to get started. This ensures your teeth are clean, gums are healthy, breath is fresh, and it lowers your risk of developing tooth decay and cavities.
Another way to promote overall health is to have regular dental exams with Dr. Abelar. A cleaning and exam will not only give you a heads up to any potential problems lurking in your mouth, it can also help keep your teeth clean by removing buildup and plaque along the gumline which could cause gum disease, bad breath, and discolored teeth.
Bacteria allowed in through the gums can get into your bloodstream and cause many problems throughout the body over time, so it’s important to keep your teeth and gums healthy every day. This will in turn help your overall body health, by lessening the likelihood of infection that can harm your entire body.
Remember, don’t get overwhelmed by your resolutions. Start with something small. Brush your teeth one more time a day, and work up to flossing if you aren’t a regular flosser. Book your exam with Dr. Abelar so you’re aware of any potential oral health problems. Increase your water intake, and pass on the sugary sodas and snacks. Every little bit helps, and soon you’ll be feeling better than ever!