Sticking to Your Dental Care Resolutions
Last month we talked about some great dental health resolutions you might want to consider for 2016. Now that we’re a month in you might be wavering on them or any other resolutions you might have. Thankfully you can reinforce any new behaviours in a way that can make keeping your resolutions easy – or at least easier. Here are some tips on how to do that.
Turn It into a Habit
According to research it takes twenty-one days to form a simple habit like drinking a glass of water after dinner, or say, brushing after lunch. Twenty-one days isn’t so long a time and once the habit has been established it will be second nature. For more complicated tasks, like flossing regularly, the time before it sinks in may be longer but if you stick to it eventually it too will be just another part of your day.
Do What You Can to Enjoy It
One of the major keys to building a routine is to find a way that makes it desirable to do. If you’re going to gym and you use that time to listen to a great audiobook you’ll enjoy that time more and it will make you want to go back to the gym. If you want to teach proper dental health to your children you can make a silly song out of it and sing it with them – helping them learn and having a great time with your kids.
Try and Try Again
If you come to a point where it seems like your resolution has fallen apart or seems impossible just remind yourself that all it might take is another try. Don’t get down on yourself. If you break your diet you can just get back on it right now, and if you keep delaying or postponing your dental appointments because things keep coming up it won’t stop you from making another one. Starting a longer process over from the beginning might seem daunting but once you’re making progress you’ll see the doubts start to fade away.
When you try to make positive changes in your life your resolve can falter but with these tips it can be a little bit easier maintaining course. If you want to get on some dental resolutions like whitening or other aesthetic options contact us at Pickering Square Dental today.
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