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Teeth Flossing and Behavior Change

What teeth flossing taught me about habit change. What I did and how I managed to floss my teeth every day

What Flossing Teeth Taught Me About Behavior Change

What teeth flossing taught me about habit change. What I did and how I managed to floss my teeth every day

Teeth flossing is not a rocket science. I always say knowing is not enough, and you must act on what you know to benefit from your knowledge. One of my mantras is: learn, practice, reflect. I take it to heart to continue learning in my life and try to apply what I learn to get better everyday. I also try to experiment and see what works for me best. But why teeth flossing wasn’t working for me (and it does for other people) after I put so much effort into it?

In that line of thought, I know flossing once a day is a recommended practice. In fact, the American Dental Association recommends flossing once a day and brushing the teeth twice a day. Although, there is no significant research data backing up dentists’ recommendations to floss once a day, it is a no brainer to me that extra teeth cleaning is a good thing. Flossing teeth helps reduce the risk of gum disease. Research links dental health with reduced risk of cardiovascular disease. So, I know flossing once a day is a good and healthy habit. But I struggled and struggled to do it for years.

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Physiological Orthodontics

Physiological dentistry
Physiological dentistry

In this blog, we will talk about physiological orthodontics, differences between physiological and traditional orthodontics, an example of a physiological orthodontics process one goes thorough and health benefits one can experience from physiological orthodontics. We are building on top of our “Breathing relation to dental and overall health” and “Dental Issues” blogs to talk about what can you do to fix dental issues and mouth breathing.

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Breathing relation to dental and overall health

Breathing through the mouth or nose is critical for your health
Breathing through the mouth or nose is critical for your health

I received a life-long lesson about breathing while at a dentist appointment. I didn’t know how important breathing is to my overall health. Did you know there is a huge difference between breathing through the nose as opposed thought the mouth? Also, it turned out breathing and dental health are very related. Who would have thought I would learn something so critical to my overall health from my dentist!! Keep reading as your life may change as did mine!

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