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Dental health and general wellness

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I was rebuked by my dental hygienist at my most recent tooth cleaning for not doing a better job, and I got to thinking. I googled “dental health heart disease.” Take a look at some of those articles. Sobering, eh? Also, look at “Links between oral health and general health the case for action” (PDF — and thanks to Eddie of Australia for the link).

The hygienist said that I must brush at least twice a day and floss once (at night, just before bed). So I added pop-up reminders to my iPhone/computer calendar. Always before, I have simply relied on resolution. Resolution fades, but pop-ups persist: they buzz up every day at the assigned time, and they turn out to work very well (in combination with the articles at the links above).

FWIW, the dental hygienist said that dental tape is pretty much worthless — use dental floss — and she recommended GUM Expanding Floss.

And Eddie mentioned this product, which has excellent reviews so I’m going to give it a go. He specifically suggested their starter kit, which includes the remineralizing, whitening tooth powder.

Written by LeisureGuy

17 November 2019 at 8:25 am

Posted in Daily life, Health

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