Your dental hygiene is something that you should never overlook. There are many people who think that simply brushing twice each day is enough to prevent them from having any serious dental problems. However, this is simply not the case. You need to be proactive when it comes to the health of your teeth and gums. Waiting until something is wrong with your teeth to go to a dentist is a big mistake. You should try to detect dental problems before they get to a point when they are causing you to feel pain and discomfort.
Here are several of the main reasons why you need to schedule regular visits with your dentist.
1. Catch problems in the early stages
You might be one of the millions of people who never make a dentist appointment unless you are in terrible pain that is caused by a cavity or some other dental problem. This is not a smart thing to do. Having this attitude will cause you to have serious problems as you get older. One of the great things about modern dental technology is the fact that it can detect problems before they reach a point where they cause you pain. They can then be fixed very easily. A danger to letting problems get bad before you fix them is the fact that they could create other problems. One problem could lead to another. Be proactive and see a dentist regularly to prevent small issues from becoming big.
2. Get a cleaning
You will never be able to clean your teeth as effectively as a professional dental hygienist will be able to clean them. There are areas of your teeth that are almost impossible for you to reach with a traditional toothbrush. However, a dental hygienist has special tools that are designed to go into crevices to get your teeth as clean as possible. It is always a good idea to have your teeth professionally cleaned at least one every year.
3. Have your teeth whitened
All people experience a yellowing of their teeth as time goes by. This is why you might want to get a teeth whitening in Brooklyn NY on a regular basis. This will keep your smile looking attractive and healthy. After all, the first thing people notice about you is your smile. They will form their first impression of you based on this.
When I decided to pursue online freelance work a few years ago, I knew that I really have to work hard on developing my skills and learning new ones. I know that having the right mindset and acquiring the necessary skills will allow me to have a successful freelance career. I am taking part in some online classes and webinars and have been reading books and online articles that will help me to push forward and pursue my goal.
One of the important things that I learned from these classes and webinars is to really take the time to read and research. I have always loved reading since I was little and have actually collected a number of books throughout the years. Unfortunately, I lost all of my books when our house burned down over a year ago.
There was an article that was published at success.com that has inspired me to start collecting books again and to build my own library of books at home. I started saving a portion of my online income and set up what I call my ‘education fund’. I decided that I would go to the bookstore every three months or so and buy the books that I need, specifically books that will help me in my personal development and those related to my online work. Books can be quite expensive especially new ones but there are second-hand/thrift shops that sell pre-owned books that are still in good condition so I decided to buy my books from them. (I have also been surfing online for cool guitar straps because our youngest son is planning to buy a guitar from his earnings from his summer job).
These are just some of the books that I’ve bought so far:
I’ll be going back to the bookstore in a month or so and I can’t wait to add more to my collection.
Let’s face it – we have all been that person, the one who says “it’s okay, I am fine. I will make that doctor’s appointment another day.” There are millions of reasons why we don’t take time to make healthy lifestyle choices. Kids, jobs, cat videos on the Internet – we’re all busy.
But let me ask you this – if it were the health of your child, your parent, or another loved one, would you still procrastinate? Whatever the reason, there’s no excuse for not taking care of yourself just like you would make the time to take care of someone else!
March 22nd is Diabetes Alert Day. No one is excused from prediabetes. 86 million American adults (more than 1 in 3) have prediabetes and are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes, a serious health condition that can lead to heart attack and stroke. Surprisingly, nearly 90% of those with prediabetes don’t even know that they have it.
But it’s not all bad news. Prediabetes often can be reversed through weight loss, diet changes and increased physical activity. Diagnosis is key: research shows that once people are aware of their condition, they are much more likely to make the necessary lifestyle changes. Education and awareness could mean the difference in so many lives.
Making changes may seem tough. But remember, even a small amount of weight loss (5-7% of your body weight) can reverse pre-diabetes before it develops into type 2 diabetes.
Get at least 2.5 hours (150 minutes) of light aerobic activity every week. This could be as simple as going for a brisk 30-minute walk 5 days per week. Even 10 minutes at a time adds up. Small steps can lead to big changes.
Find simple ways to be more active throughout the day, like taking the stairs instead of the elevator, or parking farther away from the entrance of a store front when you hit the shops. Because, hey, whatever will get you moving is a step in the right direction.
At the start of each week, create a schedule of when you’re going to exercise — and make it a priority to stick to it!
We need to communicate a sense of urgency – it’s time to take action and what better day to spread the message than on Diabetes Alert Day! If you know someone who could be at risk, encourage them to visit DoIHavePrediabetes.org for a short online test that will help them learn their risk for prediabetes.
Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. All opinions are my own.