I want you to visualise your goal, how do you describe your goal? One day I want to ‘Have a nice healthy smile’ or do you say ‘this is day one of my new healthier smile’ The difference between one day and day one is discussed in by Dr.Ruth Gotian in Forebs where she comments on the idea that the verbal difference in day one or one day set’s high achievers and dreamers apart.
Remember every gold medal winner at the Olympics was only ever an olympian until the moment they crossed the finish line first. You to maybe a dreamer until you begin to achieve. I don’t believe that achievers don’t still have dreams, and that dreamers can’t achieve.
P.S. Sharing a smile is.. I don’t have to tell you, we all know that comfortable warm fuzzy feeling when we get a smile of a family member, friend or stranger; let’s fill the world with healthy smiles. Mention The 28 Day Smile, let's get good oral health on the agenda and let’s see what we can achieve together.
The Oral Health Foundation conducted the study as part of National Smile Month, the new research was part of the charity's work in raising the awareness of good oral health to prevent dental diseases.
Dr Nigel Carter, chief executive of the charity said 'Toothbrushing is such a vital habit to get in to so I'm delighted to see it top the list of Britain's most valued day-to-day tasks'
In the UK 31% of adults have tooth decay and 75% (adults over 35) have gum disease. 66% of British adults have visible plaque on the surface of their enamel.
We know that the best way to take care of your smile is daily toothbrushing and interdental cleaning.
One must ask the question, if toothbrushing is such a priority for the British public, why do almost a 1/2 of all teenagers and a 1/3 of adults have gum disease?
Using a toothbrush is not enough. 'Taking the time needed to brush effectively and to clean between the teeth daily if practised often enough helps to embed these habits for life' Dr Carter.
Dental disease is almost entirely preventable. Oral health is very closely linked with general health. Countless research has concluded that there is a link between bacteria associated with gum disease to also be present in patients with Alzheimer's, dementia, diabetes, infertility, some cancers, stroke, heart disease and lung conditions.
It's time to stop brushing and start effective plaque removal with the correct toothbrushing and flossing techniques.
Daily toothbrushing is essential to maintain a healthy smile, keeping your pearly whites looking good and keeping your breath fresh may be the reason that you brush; however the benefits of looking after your teeth can result in improvements throughout the rest of your body also.
If you’re not already brushing twice a day, perhaps one of the reasons below will convince you that time spent taking care of your oral hygiene really is worth investing in.
Cost; can you really afford not to take care of your oral hygiene?
The cost of a toothbrush, toothpaste, floss and interdental cleaning brushes is negligible compared to the money you would have to spend to replace your teeth. Prevention is always better than cure
Well, I hope that I have given you a few reasons to brush up on your toothbrushing routine, and to ensure you never go to bed again without cleaning your smile, do let me know what you think in the comments below.
Welsh dental hygienist overcomes dyslexia to see new business shortlisted for national entrepreneur award
I am on a mission to improve the country’s oral health one smile at a time, and I am delighted that my new business the 28 Day Smile has been shortlisted for the Great British Entrepreneur Awards 2020.
After finding out I was dyslexic in my 20s and having to resit my last-year university exams, my new venture is in the running to win the Health and Wellbeing Entrepreneur of the year at the national awards.
The Great British Entrepreneur Awards acknowledges the hard work and inspiring stories of businesses and entrepreneurs in the UK, and previous winners include the founders of BrewDog, Tangle Teezer and The Cambridge Satchel Company.
Daily toothbrushing is essential to maintain a healthy smile.
Do you want to keep your pearly whites looking good and your breath minty fresh? These maybe the key reasons that you brush; however did you know that the benefits of looking after your smile will result in improvements throughout the rest of your body also?
Has anxiety caused you to delay a dental appointment?
Do you hate having to sit and wait for your name to be called into the dental surgery?
You are not alone.
Dentophobia is real, many sufferers put off essential treatment for years. Sound familiar?
Delaying your visit is not wise as I'm sure you know.
Left untreated dental diseases can manifest into further complications; causing more dental problems leading to worsening anxiety. Now I know you are aware of this!