Now that we are at the end of January, don’t slip on some important resolutions. Dr. Garrett wants to encourage you to keep going!

Being healthy is more than just eating right and exercising. You need to make sure you are keeping your mouth, body, and mind healthy. Here are a few suggestions from Dr Alexandra Garrett to get and stay healthy this year:

  • Start a healthy body routine everyday to make it a habit. Research has shown that if you do something for 3 weeks, it becomes a habit. Start with a 3 week calendar checklist (we have provided one here for you.) Some things to make sure you do daily: Drink 8 glasses of water throughout the day, eat atleast 3 servings of fresh fruits and veggies, get some cardio exercise for 20 minutes, and floss once and brush twice daily.  3 week habit chart


  • Make appointments with healthcare providers for checkups and go to the appointments. Most preventative appointments are now covered by insurance so you need to make sure you get the checkups to stay healthy. Early detection and prevention is the best medicine. Here is a list of healthcare providers you should see yearly: Internal or Family physician, Optometrist, Dentist, Dermatologist, and, if female, Gynecologist. If you do not have insurance to help pay for your appointment, ask about non-insured coverage like our In-office Dental Plan. Call our office at (901) 347-3527 or request an appointment online .


  • Reward yourself. When you do something nice for yourself, you feel better and are more motivated to continue on your healthy track. Once a month, go to reward yourselfthe movies, get a manicure, get a massage, download a new song, or take a day trip with a friend. These can re-energize you and reduce your stress.