New Year, New Resolutions!

HAPPY NEW YEAR to all of our wonderful patients, fans, and friends!

Here at Aurentz Family Dental, we’re excited for the new year and we wanted to take a moment to remind you that new year’s resolutions are a great way to get focused on your goals for the new year.  Regardless of what aspect of your life your resolution relates to (we hope one is your oral health, but we digress), it is important to make a resolution that you can keep.  To make sure you get the most out of your resolutions we have provided seven helpful tips for keeping the promises you have made to yourself.

(Credit:  These tips were contributed by Kevin Kruse last month in Forbes Magazine, feel free to read the entire article here:  http://www.forbes.com/sites/kevinkruse/2016/12/26/7-secrets-of-people-who-keep-their-new-years-resolutions/#6c47a1697f7f)

  1. Make your goals specific.  A typical new year’s resolution we often hear is, “I’m going to get in shape.” But what does this really mean? Are you planning on achieving a specific weight or body-fat percentage? For success be SMART.  Make  your goals Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time-bound.
  2. Measure progress.  Seeing and tracking your progress provides feedback loops that will be a source of motivation as you reflect on where you started and where you are. If you keep track of where you have been, you can adjust your efforts to get where you are going.
  3. Be patient.  Long term change is a marathon, not a sprint.
  4. Share your goals with friends and family. Social support is critical to your success, and having someone else keep you accountable drastically increases your potential for success.  It’s easy to fail to meet your own expectations, but it is much more difficult to admit such a failure to a friend.
  5. Schedule it.  We have all said, “I can’t find the time” to do something. There is no such thing as “finding time.”  Everyone, instead, chooses how they spend their time. Make your resolutions a top priority and actually add them into your calendar. A scheduled task is one that gets completed.
  6. Something is better than nothing.  Are you guilty of  going “all or nothing”?  There is a huge difference between doing something rather than nothing. Even the tiniest bit of effort towards your goal is better than doing nothing.  So when you stumble, jump back on the right track and simply do something that gets you closer to your goal.
  7. Get up, when you slip up.  Resiliency is necessary for success. Don’t let a temporary failure permanently derail your goal, and don’t let such hiccups become excuses for giving up. Instead, just recognize the error and then get back to working toward your goal.

Now, if improving your dental health is on your resolution list, we have just the trick to help you with that.

Aurentz Family Dental is now selling the Oral B Genius smartphone enabled toothbrush.  It helps you implement all the advice that your dentist gives you, and you don’t even have to think about it yourself!  The Oral B Genius connects to a smartphone app and tells you how long to brush, where to brush, how hard to brush, and more!  Check out more information here (https://oralb.com/en-us/product-collections/genius) about the Oral B Genius.

Come see us at Aurentz Family Dental this month for a special discount on this amazing toothbrush.  New patients who come in for a cleaning, exam, and x-rays, are eligible to purchase the Oral B Genius for a great discounted price.  Schedule an appointment for more details, and HAPPY NEW YEAR from Aurentz Family Dental.

 

The content on this blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of qualified health providers with questions you may have regarding medical conditions.