American Dental Association Reports Only 12% of Adults Practice Healthy Habits

Adults Report They Are Too Busy for Healthy Habits

According to an article published by the American Dental Association, a study by the American Heart Association released in March of this year states that only 12% of American adults find time to practice good oral health and dietary habits.

Good Oral Health Means Good Heart Health

The initiative “My Heart, My Life” by the American Heart Association, gives tips on easy ways to incorporate better health habits into your daily routine for a healthier heart.

One of the main topics for a healthier heart is good oral care.

Recommendations of the American Dental Association

The ADA recommends you brush your teeth at least twice daily.  A toothpaste with fluoride is best for keeping tooth enamel hard, deterring tooth decay.

Make certain you replace your tooth brush when it is frayed or every few months for a good cleaning of your teeth.  Your tooth brush will not clean between teeth, so don’t forget to clean between your teeth with floss or an interdental cleaner after meals.  This is an important step in removing the sticky buildup of plaque that can create harmful bacteria in your mouth, later entering your blood stream.

Limit in-between meal snacks and try to eat a healthier balance of foods, including fruits, vegetables, legumes and grains.

For best results, make certain to visit your dentist regularly for cleaning and checkups.

Call Ocean County Dentist, Dr. Ron Rotem, today for a professional consultation to find out what degree of health your teeth are in and what healthy practices Dr. Rotem can suggest you incorporate into your daily routine.

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