Resolve to Have a Healthier Smile This Year

Jan 18, 2024
Resolve to Have a Healthier Smile This Year
Prioritize your oral health in the new year! Keep reading to discover all of the best tips for a radiant smile in 2024.

The start of a new year often brings a surge of resolutions, and why not make one for your oral health? Your smile is a powerful asset, and with a few simple resolutions, you can embark on a journey to achieve a healthier, brighter smile in the coming months. 

At Kew Gardens Dental P.C., in Queens, New York, Bella Pinkatz, DDS, and our dedicated team offer various treatments to keep your smile happy and healthy. We understand that preventive care is the foundation of excellent health, and we offer a suite of services to make this year your brightest yet. 

Commit to consistent oral care habits 

A healthier smile begins with consistent oral care habits. Consider these resolutions to build a solid foundation for optimal oral health: 

Brushing basics 

Commit to brushing your teeth twice a day using fluoride toothpaste. Invest in a high-quality toothbrush and replace it every three to four months for effective cleaning. 


Plan to floss daily to remove plaque and prevent gum disease. Explore different flossing tools like dental picks or water flossers for added convenience. 

Regular dental checkups 

Schedule regular dental checkups at least twice a year for professional cleanings and preventive care. Set reminders or use dental apps to stay on top of your appointments. 

Make smart dietary choices for oral health 

Diet plays a crucial role in your oral health. Enhance your smile by making smart dietary choices: 

Limit sugary treats

Reduce your intake of sugary snacks and beverages that contribute to cavities. Opt for healthier alternatives like fresh fruits, vegetables, and nuts. 

Stay hydrated 

Drink plenty of water throughout the day to maintain saliva flow and rinse away bacteria. Carry a reusable water bottle to encourage regular hydration. 

Include tooth-friendly foods 

Incorporate foods rich in calcium, such as dairy products and leafy greens, to support strong teeth. Choose crunchy fruits and vegetables like apples and carrots, which can naturally clean your teeth. 

Enhance your smile with cosmetic dentistry 

While maintaining oral health is paramount, cosmetic dentistry can also contribute to a radiant smile: 

Teeth whitening 

Consider professional teeth whitening to brighten your smile and boost confidence. Consult with our team to determine the best whitening option for your specific needs. 

Invisalign® for alignment

Explore Invisalign to achieve a straighter smile without traditional braces. Invisalign aligners are removable, which makes them convenient for maintaining oral hygiene. 

Ultimately, your smile is a reflection of your overall health and well-being. By incorporating these resolutions into your routine, you’re not just investing in a brighter smile but also in your overall health. Make 2024 the year you prioritize your oral care and reap the benefits of a healthier, more confident smile. 

If you’re ready to make major smile improvements this year, call Dr. Pinkatz at 518-757-0854 or request an appointment online.