Sunday, 30 March 2014

2014 Resolution # 7


 
Resolution #7 - Health and Beauty - Focus on Oral Health

From beautyismyduty.com
Life is a bit hectic right now as I am in the midst of organizing and hosting a Spring Open House event as well as preparing for an upcoming business trip to Asia. As a result, I decided this next resolution needed to be manageable without a lot of time and effort - something that could fit easily into my routine. A focus on oral health was perfect.

I have good teeth, according to my dentist, and follow a fairly good dental regime. However, I know I can do better. Although I brush my teeth twice a day with an electric tooth brush, I admit that I don't floss as often as I should.

From cdn.mdjunction.com
We all know that flossing removes plaque and bacteria that you can't reach with your tooth brush but did you know that if you don't floss, you are missing 1/3 of your tooth surface? After 24- 36 hours, plaque, the main cause of gum disease, turns into tartar which can only be removed with professional cleaning. I will floss once a day.

A few years ago I was fitted for teeth whitening trays. I used them daily for 2 weeks and achieved a nice white smile. Over time, however, my white teeth seemed to have faded. At my last dental examine, I purchased a few tubes of the whitening gel. They sit in my drawer untouched. This week I will use them to freshen up my smile.

From dimesiondentistry.com

And finally, I will start to wear my night guard again. I grind my teeth at night which can cause tiny cracks and can weaken teeth. My night guard protects my teeth from grinding wear and tear - enough said.

So this 7th resolution should be easy to stick to as well as benefit my health.

Resolution #6  - Happiness - Read a Book
Unfortunately, I didn't do so well on this resolution. In fact I haven't even started the book. :(
I will resolve to start it on my next business trip at the end of April.


 

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