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Love Your Smile!

February 4, 2014

A warm smile is the universal language of kindness. —William Arthur Ward

It’s almost Valentine’s Day – what better time to celebrate your smile! Smiles tell a lot about us. Are you happy, friendly, shy? Is your smile wry, sad or menacing? If the eyes are windows to the soul – our smiles give insight to our stories.

To keep your smile in tip-top shape, it’s important to take care of your teeth and gums. Here are some tips for a super smile:

  • Brush and floss regularly. It’s important to maintain your smile’s health by taking care of it every day. Brushing and flossing remove food particles that can collect on and between your teeth. Food combines with the bacteria in your mouth, creating acids that eat away at your tooth enamel. These acids can cause cavities and gum disease.
  • Be kind to your body. Healthy fare is good for your body and your teeth. Eat fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Substitute water for soda or energy drinks. Avoid excess sugar and starch in your diet.
  • Take time to exercise. Our oral health is linked to our overall health. Heart disease or diabetes can be hard on teeth and gums. Medications can also lead to dry mouth or other dental problems. An

    exercise program can help keep your body healthy and free from disease.

  • Be positive. Smile – even if you don’t feel like it. A good attitude can go a long way in helping you have a happy, healthy life.

So this Valentine’s Day, share your smile. Who knows? You might make a connection of a lifetime!