Our mouths are one of the most important parts of our health, yet is one that gets the least attention in preventative medicine. Improving your dental health can literally add years to your life as well as improve your quality of life.
The big issue with our mouths is that we think improving dental health is complicated or will be painful. Let me tell you, ignoring is is much more painful!
Today I want to give you some simple steps to improve your mouth health. Here are three reasons why this matters to you:
- Your cancer risk is tied to how many amalgams and root canals you have
- Your heart risk is tied to how healthy your gums are
- Your immune system strength is reduced with poor gum and dental health
Its time to separate out caring for your mouth health and dental care. I have received the lectures too, so I too avoid the dentist as much as possible. About once a year or every 2 is all I like to see mine and he is an amazing holistic dentist. The reason I can do these long intervals is that I take my mouth into my own hands. If I want a healthy mouth, it is up to me not my dentist.
Here's what I do:
- I floss twice a day with essential oil laden floss
- I brush twice a day with a natural toothpaste made with essential oils and baking soda
- I rinse several times a day with pink Himalayan salt water
- I don't drink sodas and limit my sugar intake
- I eat organic food
- I take key nutritional supplements
- I forgive as quickly as I can to keep my stress hormones down
- I manage my time to keep my energy up
- I sleep 9-10 hours a night.
"Wow, Dr. Jane that is a lot." Yep, it is. And guess what? I look and feel great. I turn 51 years old this year and am able to do more than I did 10 years ago. But think simple. I have made changes over years not months. One of the biggest improvements in my mouth occurred after I changed to organic food from food products.
We either delegate our health to others and reap the consequences or we take control and reap the benefits. It's never too late to take back your life because you are worth fighting for! I suggest you look up some holistic dental books online and read a few. Then step by baby step improve your mouth health until you create a routine that fits you.
You won't be disappointed.