National Smile Month is one of the largest and most long running campaign which promotes good oral health. I do a lot of talking for work so my oral health alongside healthy teeth are VERY important. More important than you may realise.
An unhealthy mouth, especially if you have gum disease, may increase your risk of other serious health problems….. believe it or not heart attack, stroke, poorly controlled diabetes and even preterm labour.
It’s interesting know that the mouth can be connected to such ailments so keep your pearly’s in as healthy state as possible and make sure you brush twice a day without fail.
Infections that start in your mouth can lead to even worse health concerns. For example, gingivitis, a common inflammation of the gums, can develop into periodontitis, a much more serious infection that can cause tooth loss. Infections that start in your mouth have even been linked to such complications and disease as:
Low birth weight babies
Coronary artery disease
Untreated tooth and gum disease can even lead to death!
5 healthy products for natural, healthy teeth
Toothpaste – this is an obvious one. But these days there are ALL sorts of products geared towards a healthier smile. Pastes, powders, activated charcoal… which one is right for you? Hint: It doesn’t really matter because they’re all very similar.
Strong repair for sensitive teeth, forms a protective layer over sensitive areas of your teeth
Clinically proven relief and daily protection for sensitive teeth
No1 dentist recommended brand for sensitive teeth
Leaves your mouth feeling clean and fresh
Sensodyne Repair and Protect, powered by NovaMin, is a unique, clinically proven calcium formulation
It helps to repair vulnerable areas with the natural building blocks of teeth
Mouthwash – It protects our teeth from decay, keeps our mouths clean and healthy, fights off gum disease and freshens up our breath. The less well-behaved among us may also try to use it to cover up the fact they’ve been smoking or boozing over lunchtime, though nobody is fooled.
Boldly, it claims to kill up to 97% of germs, while reducing plaque by up to 56% more than brushing alone. If that’s not enough, it also takes care of tartar, bad breath and gum disease.
Floss – The side of your teeth might not be on show like the front of them are, but the gaps between each tooth can soon become full of bacteria and food particles that have a negative effect on our oral health.
Cleans the areas of the teeth (up to 40%) that regular brushing does not reach.
Dislodges trapped food particles
Removes plaque and bacteria
Reaches under the gumline where bacteria can become trapped
Advanced control delivers a water pressure of 10 to 90 PSI with 1200 pulses per minute
Removes debris and bacteria lodged deep between teeth and below the gum-line
Includes six tips: classic jet tip, plaque seeker tip, tongue cleaner, an orthodontic tip and a Pik-Pocket tip
Advanced pressure control system with 10 settings
Whitener – You’re all dolled up, spending ALL sorts of money looking your best. It is NOT the time to have yellow teeth. It’s now cheaper, and easier than ever to whiter than white teeth and there’s a number of options available online and from the high street.
One of the most widely regarded and highest rated tongue cleaners available today, drTung’s tongue cleaner is made from stainless steel and comes nicely packaged and even has a travel pouch included.
Now that your teeth are sorted… don’t forget to smile!!!
Smiling makes you:
makes you appear more competent
strengthens your immune system
makes you appear trustworthy
boost your productivity
makes you look YOUNGER (!!!)
Best of all? Smiling is CONTAGIOUS!
It’s not always necessary to feel like smiling to smile. Try it… Start with a small smile, and then turn it into a great big grin.
It may be awkward, but if you keep it going for long enough, your mind and body will catch on and you’ll start to feel and think differently while improving your health. And remember …… A Smile Means The Same Thing in Every Language!!!
Go ahead: Smile more and see how far it really takes you. Show me your best smile and hit me up with a selfie with the hashtag #ShowAngieASmile on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.