Remember: the body and mouth are linked. The mouth is the gateway to the body and directly affects overall health. Attention and prevention go a long way!
Think of flossing as pampering your gums. As you massage the gums with the floss, you are increasing blood flow to the tissue which results in nutrients coming in and waste going out.
Keep your mouth hydrated: A hydrated mouth is a healthy, happy mouth. Drinking water helps to wash away food debris and harmful bacteria. Try adding a lemon slice or a rosemary sprig to your glass of water for a spa refresher.
To create a sensory experience for your mouth, try a fresh flavored toothpaste with fluoride. There are mint, citrus, and cinnamon flavors available. There is nothing like that fresh, tingling, clean teeth feeling!
To elevate the self-care routine, light your favorite candle, play some soothing music, and even practice a daily meditation as you brush and floss.
Self-care routines have been clinically proven to increase happiness, improve energy, and reduce stress. Try to add a little extra self-care time to your daily dental routine– it might even make flossing more enjoyable!