Imagine driving a car with a windshield that hadn’t been cleaned in 3 months. It’d be difficult to see the other cars, and the other drivers on the road would avoid driving near you, as you pose a dangerous hazard to traffic.
Now imagine the last time you encountered someone with bad breath. Similarly to avoiding a dangerous car on the road, you might have tried to end the conversation with that person as quickly as possible.
Oral health serves as a “window” to the general health of the rest of the body, so it’s important to prioritize the care of your teeth and gums. Good oral hygiene is a habit with benefits that last a lifetime.
If your profession requires any interaction with people throughout the day, good oral hygiene is essential to working well with your colleagues. Do everyone a favor and brush your teeth before heading out for work.
Clean teeth and fresh breath are also easy ways to boost your self-confidence in social settings. Your smile can be the first thing someone notices about you, so make a good impression. Without the barrier of a poor smile, you’re more likely to have positive experiences with those around you.
That means brushing your teeth, no matter what, at least twice a day AND flossing your teeth once a day. Be sure to maximize your technique and avoid the 9 most common brushing mistakes.
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2 teeth cleanings a year can help prevent any serious health problems by identifying problems early on. When you see a physician, be honest about your oral hygiene habits so she/he can properly address your individual needs.