Disclosure: This post is written by me on behalf of Sunstar GUM. All opinions expressed are 100% mine.
Growing up my mom taught me very early on about the importance of oral health. We went to the dentist on a regular basis, brushed and flossed regularly. My sister and I even had a singing toothbrush to time us, well back in the 80’s it was more like the stand sang not the toothbrush but it was pretty cool back then.
I owe her my smile and the fact that I had my very first cavity into my 30’s was a pretty good lesson she taught me. Its something I pass down to my children and take very seriously.
These days about half of Americans over 30 have gum disease? Gum disease is inflammation in the gums, an accumulation of dental plaque, which can cause tooth loss, receding gums, tooth sensitivity and pain. The major problem is gum disease is linked to diabetes and heart disease causing a bigger issue with your health.
Sunstar GUM the popular brand of oral care including my kids favorite toothbrushes, is launching a new campaign called #YourGumsMatter. They want to raise awareness about gum disease and how it can be prevented very easily with just a few steps.
5 tips on how to prevent gum disease to keep in mind:
Brush your teeth twice a day – Gently brush the gum line too! Plaque can build up in between the teeth and gums causing infections that could possibly affect the bones that hold your teeth in place.
Floss at least once a day – If not twice! You never know what kind of food particles could be lying around in between your teeth.
Eat a balanced diet – Things like soda and sugary snacks can damage your teeth so trying to limit your daily intake will help.
Visit you dentist regularly – Try to get a cleaning once a year. By visiting your dentist hopefully you can catch major oral health things early.
Don’t smoke – Smoking not only ruins your pretty pearly white teeth but can have a major effect on your overall oral health.
Check out more information about the #YourGumsMatter campaign and while you are there you can sign up for a money saving coupon as well!
Healthier teeth leads to a healthier body so by instilling good oral health routines at an early age can help your kids later in life.
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