Fall into good dental health
The end of summer signals a number of challenges for families trying to keep teeth and gums healthy. Kids and young adults return to school, and adjust to busy, changing schedules. Parents work to reestablish systems that ensure all the homework, sports, attendance and class stuff, not to mention hygiene, get accomplished.
Its easy to let the daily brushing habits get a little loose. Add to that special days that pet even more pressure on the health of everyones mouth. Did you know that besides those last holiday weekends and campouts August boast other memorable days that celebrate…or challenge a healthy mouth:
- August 6th is Friendship Day, nothing says “friend” like having a warm and healthy happy smile.
- Simultaneously August 6th is also National Fresh Breath Day.
- Nothing says celebrate your strong teeth (by brushing after celebrating) National S’mores Day on August 10th.
- Nothing says fall is coming like the end of August. August 25th decries brushing and oral health like National Kiss and Make Up Day.
Smiling is the universal signal of good intentions and a trustworthy intention. Smiling makes you feel better, releases endorphins, and helps you live a longer life by focusing of being happy. People smile because it is a normal reaction to positive feelings, and expression of joy, and because the more you smile the more endorphins your body makes.
A few more benefits to encourage maintaining your oral hygiene routine, even when your schedule is hectic;
- Add 7 years to your life. Smiling has such a good impact on your overall mental and physical well being that it literally adds years to your life.
- No Pain, for more gain. Smiling reduces the effects of pain and aggression, raising pain threshold so that you can do more burpees.
- Skies the limit, studies find that on average smilers are more content and at the same time, more successful.
- Immune Booster, Smiling boosts HGH production and, among other things, reduces chance of cancer.
The average adult smiles 20 times in a day, happy people smile 45 times a day, but children smile as often as 400 times a day. Get smiling and remember to brush and floss everyday to keep that smile tip-top.