There is so much different information going around these days as far as health goes. What is good for you and what is bad for you and the “authorities” seem to be changing their minds on a daily basis! In this information age we have more knowledge available to us than ever on how to properly take care of both our body and our teeth.
This information can be great and when used properly it can save us a lot of money and can give us our health back. It can also however, be extremely confusing when you are trying to figure out what information that you should apply and what you should discard.
Thankfully, when it comes to oral hygiene and properly taking care of our mouth and teeth there just a few staples that most experts agree on and if consistently applied they can literally save and transform your oral hygiene. Here is a great article we’ve found by know your teeth on daily tips for good oral hygiene:
Bacteria can live in your mouth in the form of plaque, causing cavities and gingivitis, which can lead to periodontal (gum) disease. In order to keep your mouth clean, you must practice good oral hygiene every day.
If you are serious about taking care of your mouth and teeth and you practice the tips suggested in the above article on a consistent basis you will be taking quantum leaps in improving your oral health.
The truth is in this day and age it is so easy to become so busy with everything around us and all of life’s challenges that we forget (or ignore) our oral hygiene.
We forget what a blessing it is to have a mouth full of beautiful teeth and honestly most of us don’t value them enough until god forbid they are gone! Once they are gone however, they are gone forever. The only thing you can do at this point is to purchase false teeth which are far from cheap!
Sometimes it helps to hear a professional speak to us about it. I know first hand that when I was growing up I would ignore my mother when she would tell me how important it is to brush and floss but when I went to a local dentist in Omaha and he told me the very same thing, it had somewhat of a more lasting impact, at least for awhile. We’ve found this helpful video by howdini on how to take care of your teeth:
Oral Health Care and Hygiene: How to Take Care of Your Teeth
Informational videos like these are great in reminding us what is important as far as taking care of our mouths. It is important that we are constantly taking in information that will help edify us, mind, body and soul.
Even more important than reading this article or watching videos like the one above though, is to develop and consistantly apply healthy habits into your daily routine. Start with something easy that you know you can do such as brushing 3x a day and flossing once perhaps.
Sure, we would prefer that you floss more than that but start with a healthy habit and make a promise to yourself that you will not break it. Once you carry out this habit for a good while it will become like second nature to you, like showering in the morning, or brushing your teeth =).
There are also some other natural ways that you can improve your oral health that do not include brushing or flossing, the following is a great article by Dr. Arthur Glossman on just that:
Keeping your teeth healthy and looking great can cost a pretty penny, not to mention that the added chemicals in toothpastes, mouthwash, and whitening kits may actually damage teeth. Fortunately, there are a few simple, inexpensive, and environmentally sound ways to keep your lovely smile intact.
We hope that this article has been informative and thought provoking for you. More importantly we hope it has encouraged you to start taking strides in improving your dental health habits and overall oral hygiene.
Like the old saying “It all starts with an apple a day”, well it is our motto that “it all starts with brushing and ends with flossing”. Ok, so our slogans need some work, but you get the picture here. We want you to be happy and healthy and that includes brushing and flossing each day, without fail.