The connection between oral health and overall health has gotten stronger over the last few years. If you don’t have healthy gums and teeth, you’re not healthy – it’s that simple. If your oral hygiene practices need some improvement, working toward a healthier mouth can significantly improve your life, and that’s something to smile about!
If you’re not already brushing twice and flossing daily, that’s a great place to start. Yes, your gums will bleed at first. That means bacteria is getting into your gums and irritating them. As you brush and floss to remove that bacteria and plaque, your gums will toughen up.
Eat healthy foods, especially fruits and veggies that are fibrous because they can naturally help clean your teeth. Good nutrition is key to having a healthy body. When people say “you are what you eat,” it means if you eat healthily, you’ll be healthy (and vice versa).
If you smoke, stop. Just stop. I know it’s hard, but stopping smoking could be the single best thing you do for your health this year. Find similar pleasure in healthier activities. Regular exercise releases endorphins that make you feel great, so that’s a wonderful substitute.
Making healthy choices isn’t as difficult as it seems. Make gradual changes and develop healthy habits and you’ll not only be healthier, you’ll look and feel great too!
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