#1 Way to Reduce Your Chances of Getting Sick

 

I have to tell you guys something. I have not gone to the dentist in a long time until very recently. I almost am too embarrassed to say how long, but for you guys I have always been an open book—so here goes… it’s been 4 years…yes I said it…4 years. Part of it was because I have always felt pretty healthy, part of it was that I was too busy, and part of it was that I didn’t make it a priority. Ha ha ha…does this behavior sound familiar at all—all the many things that we don’t do even when we know it’s the right thing to do. We all have our moments of weakness. 

This was definitely one of mine. So I get to my appointment and sit on the chair—and my dentist asks me to open my mouth and I cringe for a second—was a little nervous on what she was about to tell me. And then after probing a bit in my mouth with the uncomfortable silver rod and her small mirror, she looks at me and says, ”I am so surprised that you have not been to a dentist in so long, and your teeth look as good as they do.” She was baffled—but I wasn’t.

Several years ago, a dentist friend told me how important dental health is in your overall health journey. He told me that most people do not take care of their dental hygiene and it’s a huge factor as they get older – as it could lead to tooth decay, diseases, coronary issues, etc. And he gave me a regiment that I follow everyday—all day—#8DaysAWeek. He said, do this twice a day, in this order:

First, floss your teeth wells

Next, gargle with mouthwash

Then, brush your teeth (2 minutes minimum)

You may never have expected a blog entry on dental health from me—I know I am not a dentist—however; I am a coach of all things health. Our future health lies within so many factors and your hygiene plays a big role in that. Soon enough we will be talking about pooping well too! But until then, please follow your coach’s orders twice a day—morning and night:

Floss
Gargle with mouthwash
Brush for 2 minutes minimum

…it will be one of the best decisions you can make for your health.

Cheers with Water,

Coach Adam Cobb

PS: Please don’t forget to add your comments below or ask a question. I will be personally reviewing comments and answering any of your questions.

4 thoughts on “#1 Way to Reduce Your Chances of Getting Sick

  1. Hi, thanks for the tip! But why gargle before brushing? Why floss in the morning when you haven’t eaten since your previous flossing?

    1. Hey Nandi good to hear from you! Great question. If you floss well, you get most of the particles of food out of your mouth. Then the mouthwash cleanses further and takes out all the remaining residue. By the time you brush, it becomes more of a polish, which is what brushing originally was made for. Unfortunately, statistics show most people only brush.
      As per your second question, for an average person who sleeps 8 hours, your mouth is inactive and bacteria has several hours to grow. Flossing at that point becomes a great tool to get rid of any build up. I did not mention it in the video, but the ideal scenario would be to FMB (floss, mouthwash, brush) after breakfast. At the end of the day, if you only make time for AM or PM flossing, night time flossing wins every time in your daily wellness rhythm.

  2. I totally agree on the clean mouth good health front. Can you comment on type of mouthwash. My naturopath suggested NOT using antibacterial mouthwash, because it kills not only the good but the bad bacteria in your mouth. So I use hydrogen peroxide…it takes some getting used to but seems to work!

    1. Hey Patricia,
      Great start, you are ahead of the game. Continue using hydrogen peroxide and now add rock salt, baking soda, and mint juice for the ultimate natural mouthwash.

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