Sunday, 30 March 2014

2014 Resolution # 7

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

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.

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.


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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