Oral Hygiene, An Important Part of your Overall Health.
I am sure most dentists and dental hygienists are up in arms about the recent media report that states that “Flossing serves no medical purpose.” My background has me on both sides of the fence on this one.
As a Certified Nutritional Therapist, I have studied the benefits of oil pulling with coconut oil as a natural way to promote oral health. However, I am also a retired Dental Hygienist and I have spent more than 10 years promoting flossing to patients. So how do I feel?
Well here you go!!!
Theresa’s Tips for Healthy Teeth for a Lifetime:
- First and foremost, minimize your consumption of crappy food. You know what I mean… sugar, processed food, genetically altered food and acidic foods that eat away at your teeth.
- Focus on nourishment to keep your teeth and bones strong. Eat eggs, raw vegetables, beef, healthy fats such as butter and olive oil. This is what keeps your immunity high. Not only in your body, but your oral health as well.
- Use natural top quality toothpaste that isn’t filled with chemicals.
- Yes absolutely floss everyday. Why? Because of the gross stuff you see that comes out when you floss. It’s all a part of your morning ritual of self-care.
- If you don’t mind oil pulling, go ahead and do it. I personally find it unpleasant. It’s a habit that I just can’t get into so I brush with coconut oil at night and use natural toothpaste in the morning.
At the end of the day, pay attention to your teeth everyday in the same way that you exercise and eat right and you will most likely have your teeth for a lifetime.