We’ve rounded the corner into January and, as we relax into the beginning of 2021, we can’t help but smile.

After all, every new year is a new opportunity to set goals, pursue new ideas, and renew our dedication to our family’s health. Need help with your new year resolutions? We’ve got a few recommendations for you!

  • Commit to Prevention

One of the best ways to start off the new year? Schedule your family’s bi-annual cleaning and dental check-ups as soon as possible! Not only will you be setting yourself up for long-term success and optimal oral health, but it will be a way to immediately take something off of your to-do list and also help you introduce your young children to their pediatric dentist.

  • Refocus on Restoration

Did toothaches bring your child down at the end of 2020? Have you been meaning to get a crown or implant? Or perhaps this is the year you planned on finding your child the orthodontic care they need to realign their teeth and/or jaw? We have good news: you can find all of the services you need in one place with our practice. Refocusing on restoration will be a breeze in 2021.

  • Avoid Gum Disease

This goal may sound short, sweet, and to the point, but it involves dedication to daily dental hygiene. This year, we encourage you to find new, creative ways to get your child involved in their oral care. The better they learn to brush and floss today, the easier it will be to avoid gum disease tomorrow! But if this turns out to be a challenge, don’t be afraid to ask your pediatric dentist for help.

  • Say “No” to Sugar and Smoke

Smoking tobacco can have a variety of negative effects on your body over time, but did you know that it can also degrade your teeth? In 2021, we recommend improving your health and setting a good example for your family by saying “no” to smoking. Additionally, cutting back on your family’s sugar intake in favor of a healthier diet is another means of improving both your dental health and overall physical health at the same time!

  • Brighten Your Family’s Smiles

When we think of “brightening” our smile, we may immediately jump to teeth whitening. But what about generating genuine smiles? Particularly if your child experiences anxiety at the idea of visiting the dentist, 2021 may be the year to help them ease into their appointments and walk away with a more relaxed smile in addition to a healthy one.

At the end of the day, any time is a good time to reaffirm your commitment to your family’s dental health. But with specific goals in mind for the new year, you might find it easier to both track your progress and get others on board!

Of course, the only piece missing from the puzzle? Your pediatric dentist! Whether you’re searching for a new, welcoming environment for your child or you need someone to help you bring healthy habits home, the team at Setzer, Cochran, and Soares Pediatric Dentistry will be there for you.

If you’re ready to learn more or schedule your first appointment of the year, reach out to us today! With decades of combined experience and a team of highly-qualified, board-certified dentists and oral specialists, you can trust that your children’s teeth are in the best hands.