Tip of the month for April

by Nicole on April 3, 2012

Yeah!!!      April is  Oral Health month.

Why, you may ask, does one’s mouth earn an entire month of recognition? ‘After all, losing a few teeth or all of them for that matter isn’t life threatening’ you may very correctly surmise. Your heart  (February is Heart and Stroke month), brain (Sept is Alzheimer’s )or cancer (also April ) or diabetes, (November) are life giving organs and life threatening diseases. They are brought to the forefront to make us more aware of how our lifestyle choices affect these life giving organs and systems. But our teeth? not so much….WRONG!!

Oral Health is far more than teeth alone. Oral health is indeed hugely significant. If ignored, one’s mouth can become life threatening.The mouth is a window to the rest of your vital organs.

Bacteria, and there are hundreds and perhaps thousands of varieties in your mouth alone, can cause illness and disease. Inflammation caused by neglect leads to bleeding gums, bone loss, decay and abscesses.  The bacteria floats through the blood stream, potentially causing havoc to your heart and lungs. They weaken an already compromised body struggling with diabetes and studies have been linking oral inflammation with Alzheimers.

Therefore, during Oral Health month, please use this time to assess  your attitude toward your mouth. Make alterations where necessary in your home oral care routine to improve your odds of a healthier body. Eat foods that will support this. Keep the recommended Professional Dental Hygiene appointment schedule,  it really is in your best interest. If you don’t trust the intentions of your oral care provider, find one you can trust.

So again, Yeah for Oral Health month!!!

 

Tip of the month for February 2012

by Nicole on February 2, 2012

 

The love month.  Hearts, hugs and kisses are everywhere.

By keeping your mouth clean and plaque free, not only will your heart be healthier and perhaps beat longer, but your hugs will be much more welcomed and kisses will  last much longer.

Welcome to the extending day light hours……yes!!

 

 

Tip of the Month for January, 2012

by Nicole on January 1, 2012

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR Dear Readers!!!

With the dawn of a new year, most of us look forward with anticipation and hope. We reassess the good, the bad and the ugly of our past habits, actions and lifestyle.  We want to improve, to move ahead.  We sometimes would like to completely reinvent ourselves.

Often, with change, comes the need for direction and advise.  A coach will encourage, direct, and present methods to suit your needs, and to help you attain your goals.  A good coach will also present concepts and facts that could possibly bring the hoped-for changes to a new level.

Think of a Registered Dental Hygienist as your oral health coach. You first need to decide ( or at least be open) to improving your oral health; I can’t do that for you. As a coach, I will guide you and make recommendations that suit your individual needs and commitment level. However, the work is yours to accomplish, and like any good thing, well worth it.

May 2012 bring you to new heights, bring a smile to your face daily, and an oral health routine that will keep your body singing.