Thursday, April 08, 2010
This morning I had a dentist appointment to have my teeth cleaned and looked at by my dentist. Both the dentist and his hygienist were pleased with the condition of my teeth! They both impressed upon me the fact that your oral hygiene and the condition of your heart are linked. When asked what I am currently doing to take care of my teeth, I told the hygienist that I brush and floss, use a sonic tooth brush, cut back on sugar, watch the acid level in the food that I consume, drink lots of water, don't drink soda and get adequate sleep. Generally when I have a conversation like this I then launch into a description of Spark People. However it never got that far because it's hard to talk when you have dental equipment in your mouth.
I have to say, when I was finished, I felt like I had accomplished a lot. This is another way to measure our success on our journey to health!