Routines to last a lifetime (new york cosmetic dentist 10019)


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Dr. Catrise Austin is an expert New York Cosmetic Dentist. In 1908, she opened an office under the banner "VIP Smiles", a modern dental practice that boasts an impressive loyal following, including some of the warmest smiles in the entertainment industry.

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Routines to last a lifetime (new york cosmetic dentist 10019)

  1. 1. Routines to Last a Lifetime Dr. Catrise Austin
  2. 2. Routines to Last a Lifetime §  What you do is important; how you do things is equally important. For instance, brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing once a day is great – but not if you can only get motivated enough to do so on Monday or Tuesday before giving up for the rest of the week. §  Many of my patients leave my office often vowing to brush twice and floss once every day; and they do so, for a week or two. Then old habits die hard, and they settle into the familiar routine of brushing once or twice a day and flossing once or twice – before their next dental visit! §  Relax; I am not here to scold you, lecture you or nag you about brushing and flossing regularly. I know other dentists have probably been there and done that. However, I am here to give you the good news: good habits are as easy to practice as bad ones and, even better, they last forever!
  3. 3. Routines to Last a Lifetime §  If you’re having a hard time fitting proper dental care into your routine, you’re not alone; many of my patients find it just as difficult to care for their teeth properly. That’s why I’ve come up with the following quick tips to help you replace bad habits with good ones, and care for your new A-List Smile every day: §  Out with the old, in with the new: You need to identify your bad habits before you can replace them. So take some time now to pinpoint your top five or, if you have that many, your top ten worst habits. They can range from not brushing your teeth at night to using mouthwash instead of brushing to eating too much candy and/or soda and so on. But the sooner you recognize what bad habits you’re dealing with, the sooner you’ll know what you have to do to replace them with good ones.
  4. 4. Routines to Last a Lifetime §  Replace for your face: Healthy eating isn’t always easy. Convenient, junk, fast and just plain bad food is easier to get, prepare, buy and eat than food that’s good for you. I understand that. So instead of trying to cut out every bad food, instead replace just one bad food a meal with something healthier. For instance, if you eat two donuts for breakfast every day, why not try replacing one of those donuts with an apple tomorrow? It may not entirely undo the damage you cause with the one donut you’re still eating, but the healthy apple can go a long way toward rectifying the damage two donuts might have done. Chances are, as you practice this habit, you will eventually do away with donuts altogether.
  5. 5. Routines to Last a Lifetime §  Timing is everything: If brushing and flossing regularly is conflicting with your schedule, take a look at WHY there is a conflict in the first place and what you can do about it. For instance, maybe you were taught as a child – as so many of us were – to brush your teeth just before bed. Well, if you’re too tired at bedtime to brush and floss, don’t wait so long; reverse the trend and brush and floss right after you eat dinner. This is just one of many ways where simply changing a habit or mindset can literally help you form a new habit – for life.
  6. 6. Routines to Last a Lifetime §  Publish your progress: Remember how when you were a kid your parents used to proudly place your artwork, spelling test or good grade of the day on the fridge? Well, don’t be afraid to do the same for your good habits. Make a chart and keep track of your progress, even adding a gold star for every day you brush twice and floss once. Sure, it may seem hokey at first but give yourself a month and chances are, your little chart might just turn into one great, big habit! §  A-List Advice: §  They say “practice makes perfect,” but actually only “perfect practice makes perfect.” This means that if you practice something wrong – like using the wrong type of brush for your A-List Smile— you can actually do more harm than good. So by all means practice, but remember to practice perfect for optimum results.
  7. 7. Call Today for a Consultation! Dr. Catrise Austin 119 W. 57th Street, Suite 512 New York, New York 10019 Phone (212) 262-6054 Website: As a New York Cosmetic Dentist (10019), we offer a variety of dental services including but not limited to: Cosmetic Dentistry :: Dental Crowns :: Dental Health :: Dental Implants :: Family Dentistry :: General Dentistry :: Porcelain Veneers :: Composite Veneers :: Restorative Dentistry :: Braces :: Smile Makeover :: Teeth Whitening :: Sedation Dentistry. As a New York Cosmetic Dentist (10019), we serve the following areas: We serve patients all over the world as well as those in the following areas: Manhattan, NY :: Harlem, NY :: MidTown, NY :: New York, NY :: Time Square :: Upper West Side :: Upper East Side.
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