Our Top Six New Year’s Resolutions

Are you looking for some ideas to kick-start 2014 with a new you?

Here at Oakville Dental Offices, we are all about adopting an overall healthy lifestyle – and we’d love to help you out with six super suggestions for New Year’s Resolutions for you and your family.

What will you be resolving to do in 2014?

Decide to eat healthier – but give yourself a specific goal. Whether it’s consuming at least 5 fruits and veggies every day, ensuring each evening meal contains less than 500 calories, or not eating after 8pm, make your resolution SMART. Specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and time-bound!

Make time to help others. In Oakville, we’re so fortunate to live in a fantastic city with so much opportunity and a wonderful community. Can you resolve to give back a little? Try Volunteer Halton. They link people who want to volunteer, with organizations in Oakville and Burlington that need some help.

Resolve to cut the soda for the entire household. Could you make a whole year without consuming any pop? Check out what toothpaste brand Colgate has to say about fizzy drinks – then make your decision. Reach for the water instead; your teeth will love you for it!

Quit a vice. Let’s start with smoking (no New Year’s Resolution list would be complete without it). We all know the dangers – but for your oral health you’ll be reducing your risk of periodontal disease, not to mention avoiding staining and bad breath. If you’re not a smoker, try cutting out (or cutting back) on alcohol, chocolate, chips, or coffee.

Improve your finances. Reduce your debt, save for a vacation, make sure you’re planning for retirement, and spread your investments. Check out the MoneySense website

Learn something new. Take up a musical instrument, learn a language, throw yourself into a martial art, or take a night class through the Town of Oakville. If your thirst for knowledge is relentless, why not aim to learn something new every day? Check out zidbits.com, for answers to questions you didn’t even know you wanted to ask!

From our family to yours, we hope you have a wonderful, happy 2014.

We look forward to seeing you all in the dentist’s chair this coming year!

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