Saturday, December 22, 2012

6 Habits to Keep Your Teeth Healthy

Poor dental health can make you miserable in more ways than one. A bad tooth can cause pain that will envelope half your head. You could experience temporary loss of function and even tooth loss if problems are unchecked. There are even links between gum disease and other serious problems including heart disease, diabetes, respiratory problems, and failed pregnancies.

Keeping your teeth healthy means maintaining good habits and being quick to take care of problems as soon as they appear. Here are some important ways you can keep your mouth healthy.

1. At home dental care
The most important thing you can do for your teeth is to keep up good hygiene habits including brushing at least twice a day, flossing once a day, and rinsing with mouthwash regularly. If you aren't able to brush immediately after eating, chewing a sugar free gum will help prevent growth of bacteria.

2. Pay attention to your gums too
Most of the things you are doing to care for your teeth will maintain gum health as well and help prevent gum disease, which can cause receding gum lines, bone loss, and tooth loss not to mention other health problems. But be careful not to brush on your gums too hard. Use a soft bristle tooth brush and up and down rather than side to side motions to avoid damaging your gums.
 
3. Regular dental checkups
Even if you have great oral hygiene habits you can still get cavities and infected gums. So it's important to see your dentist regularly for checkups. They will be able to find the first signs of problems even before you can. Also brush your tongue to remove bacteria that causes decay and bad breath.
 
4. Look for signs of trouble
Pay attention to your mouth. Look for dark spots in your molars and indentions or holes in all your teeth. Over sensitivity to cold, sweet, or pressure may also be signs of cavities. Also watch for inflamed, painful, or receding gums, which are signs of gum disease.

5. Act immediately when you notice a problem
Don't delay seeing a dentist hoping your problems will just go away. By the time you notice a problem, it's probably worse than you think. Dentists have a lot of tools in their belts to find and correct problems and minimize damage. But the longer you wait, the fewer your options become.

6. It's never too late to start taking care of your teeth
Maybe you haven't been taking care of your teeth as well as you should have. You may think because you haven't seen any signs of trouble you're OK. But by the time you start feeling pain, damage has already been done. Maybe you think you're destined to dentures already. But you might be surprised what dentists are capable of now.

Whatever the reason, know that the longer you wait, the worse things will be. A filling is a lot less painful than a root canal. A root canal is a lot less painful than pulling a tooth. Even at that point you have options. Today's dental implants function and look just like real teeth. But if your bone or gum tissue is too deteriorated, that may not be an option for you. Go see your dentist, start to brush and floss and commit to keeping these habits up. The only guarantee you have is that if you do nothing you'll lose them all.

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  2. In 2001 I drove down into what appeared to be a base underneath Oak Hammock Marsh Manitoba Canada (protected wildlife sanctuary), I completely forgot the experience until reading a report on undergroundNazi bases at the beginning of 2013 (The Omega Files), I then used Google Earth and more recently Google Earth Pro to view Oak Hammock Marsh and the surrounding areas, I found several irregularities: A saucer with adaptive camo and what appears to be its landing area nearby that is marked with two swastikas and protected by 2 anti-aircraft weapons, a wormhole in a backyard neighboring Oak Hammock Marsh and a large white/silver tank 100 feet North of that wormhole. These images are somewhat blurry as they are taken from space using technology that is available to the public for free, if you look closely though there are some things that should not be in a protected wildlife sanctuary in Canada. Since remembering driving down into what appeared to be a base and finding these irregularities using Google Earth I have not stopped making this known, in my opinion anything less would be committing treason against Canada. These images and the links below are posted on my Facebook wall/account which is open to the public. In the photo albums labeled Oak Hammock Marsh I have included images from previous satellite imaging of these areas as well as the most recent (Google Earth Pro) so it is possible to see what is normally in those areas.
    Wesley Wadien 11/08/1983

    Links to Google Earth showing parts of a possible Nazi base on Canadian soil

    Landing area marked with 2 swastikas and protected by 2 anti-aircraft weapons, west 400 feet is adaptive camo saucer, distortion around edges of the saucer is visible.

    http://maps.google.ca/maps?hl=en&ll=50.174163%2C-97.101154&spn=0.000515%2C0.001062&t=h&z=19

    Wormhole in backyard of property and large white/silver tank 100 feet North of that.

    http://maps.google.ca/maps?hl=en&ll=50.151111%2C-97.101787&spn=0.000741%2C0.001725&t=h&z=19

    Possibly technology used to create projection top on base.

    https://maps.google.ca/maps?hl=en&ll=50.174576%2C-97.128424&spn=0.001053%2C0.001725&t=h&z=19

    Statement from the former Canadian Minister of National Defense.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYSwomqKDqQ

    News report on chem trails.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mY16kEzIdHY

    Please make copies and distribute. Long live a free Canada.

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  3. Hi, Nice post I enjoyed reading it. Can I contact you through your email? Please email me back. Thanks!

    Thanks!

    Joel
    JHouston791@gmail.com

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