Welcome to Week 38 of the 52 weeks to a better you journey.
Have you ever noticed that there are some things drilled into us as children that we either always do as adults or work really hard not to do?
Brush your teeth at least twice a day
Perhaps you are someone that takes your dental health seriously. If so, you will already be ahead of the game this week. But for others, this week’s baby step will be a reminder of how important it is.
When I was a kid, my parents drilled into me about taking care of my teeth. As a kid, I didn’t get the big deal. So what if I missed a day or only brushed once or let the dentist cleaning take care of my flossing needs?
As an adult, however, I’ve had to learn the hard way about the importance of taking care of my teeth. Some of the results of the bad habits I had as a child cannot be reversed. A few crowns now attest to the damage that poor dental hygiene causes. Still, that doesn’t mean that I need to continue with bad habits. And neither should you.
Did you know that poor dental hygiene can also impact other parts of your body – like your heart? It’s true. Plus, taking care of our teeth just makes us feel better overall.
Take care of your teeth.
Baby step for this week: Brush your teeth at least two times every day. Once when you wake up (before you start your day) and once at night after you have eaten all you are going to. Certainly you can brush, and should, after meals, but this baby step is about starting a good habit. If you already brush twice, add a level to your dental hygiene — floss, brush after lunch, use mouthwash, make a dental appointment for a cleaning, etc.
What about you?
How important have your teeth been to you?
What tips do you have to help someone cultivate better dental hygiene?
How often do you have your teeth cleaned in a dental office?
Share your journey with us!