Posted by: Eco-Dentistry Association | January 15, 2014

Ready to Get Healthier in 2014? Start with your Mouth!

Uh oh, it’s only mid-January and your New Year’s Resolutions are already slipping?  No worries, here are easy tips to get your whole body on the road to well being.

Another toothbrush womanGet a new one.  The New Year is the perfect time to change your toothbrush, especially if you’ve had a cold or flu.  Otherwise, you’ll just keep re-infecting yourself.   And please chose a new brush made of eco-friendly materials like bamboo and be sure to recycle the old toothbrush to reduce our landfill.

Drink up.  Water that is.  After all that spiked Holiday punch, it’s important to get back into the healthy habit of drinking good old H2O.  Adults need at least 1 liter a day.

Get into the flossing habit.  Have trouble being honest about how often you floss?  You’re not alone. Flossing is not only good for your oral health, but it’s essential to your overall health because it helps keep harmful bacteria out of your bloodstream.

Eat Healthy.  The New Year is all about better eating habits.  Say no to the white foods, like refined grains and sugars.  Give a resounding yes to everything green and fresh.  Crunchy vegetables and fruit are great for whole body health.

Check in for a Check-up.  Don’t put off that dental visit another day!  Knowledge is power and getting the truth about the condition of your oral health is the first step in taking control of your oral well being.   Choose a green dentist and your body and the planet will thank you.

Here’s to a healthy, happy 2014!  Keep smiling!

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Responses

  1. This new year start with the resolution follow healthy diet, brush twice and kick off the smoking habit cause inattentiveness about dental health lead to major dental problem so follow the simple rules.

  2. Toothbrushes need to be replaced after 3 months! The bristles wear out and aren’t as effective as they used to be. Not to mention the germs that can stick around on old brushes.


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