When health and fitness are discussed most people think about eating well, good sleep, and being physically active. However, what often gets overlooked in discussions is #dentalcare.
Growing up my experience with dentists and hygienists was horrible. The two offices I went to as a child (both have since retired), were unreasonably nasty and as a teenager I took to avoiding all dental offices. Then came 2008. -
I woke up with a tear-inducing #toothache.
At the time I was studying in #Halifax
and phonebooks were still a thing so I went to the yellow pages. There I found an ad that said, “We deal with chickens!” Obviously, I was sold and I took an absurdly long bus ride to Ocean Park Dental (http://oceanparkdental.ca/ - if you’re looking for a great dental team in #dartmouth
They changed everything for me and showed me that going to the dentist didn’t have to absolutely suck. What did they get me through? Seven fillings, one root canal, and the removal of my wisdom teeth (that last one still was terrible, but not because of them).
Since then I go to the dentist every six months, brush my teeth two+ times per day, #floss at least once per day, and use #mouthwash at least once per day – I have not had a single #cavity
thanks to their inspiration. They also gave me the confidence to demand better care from my health providers when it’s not being given. I (obviously) can’t say enough good things about this team. -
So why am I talking #teeth today? Because your mouth is part of you and it deserves the same respect and care as the rest of your body. Plus, you need to look up all the research that’s coming out about how oral health impacts the rest of you (i.e. #cardiovascular
Stay healthy and #smile lots, folks!
#oralhealth #fullbody #fullbodyhealth
#wellness #f45 #f45challenge #totalfitness #respectyourbody