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:
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
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