National smile week is a great time to remember how important our smiles are. A healthy smile equals a healthier body.
Some of the most important things to remember in order to keep a healthy smile are to brush and floss 2 x a day for 2 minutes. Dental professionals agree that using a soft bristled manual or electric toothbrush is best. We recommend tilting the toothbrush bristles at a 45 degree angle along the gum line and brushing in short back and forth strokes or a circular motion for best brushing results. Remember to brush the front, back and chewing surfaces of all the teeth using an ADA recommended toothpaste. Don’t forget to clean the tongue . Floss the sides of the teeth with dental floss or a floss aid such as a floss stick. Swish vigorously with a mouth rinse. And finally, don’t forget to visit your dentist 2 x a year for a check up.
There are lots of ways to smile! (and smiles are almost as contagious as yawning).
- Give a friend or family member a compliment
- Help the homeless by giving back
- Have a smile-off contest
- Play the laughing game
- Tell a joke
- Go to a comedy show
- Visit an amusement park
Brush, floss, swish, smile -it’s that easy!
Until next time,
Keep smiling, sharing, and caring!