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Your mouth is incredibly important, and not just for talking or being snarky. The health of your teeth and gums can be important in relation to the rest of your body.
Really! Let’s think about this for a minute. You dig into a delicious meal, and you use your molars to grind it down into digestible pieces. But, what you don’t realize is that while you’re molars are working, your mouth is revving your body’s digestive system.
When you chew, your parotid glands begin to release saliva, which helps break down starches. Then, your submandibular glands produce amylase, which helps to lubricate the throat. Finally, your sublingual glands help lubricate and bind food, which is needed for easy swallowing. source
This may seem weird, but your teeth are alive, and the exterior enamel, the hard part that gets beat up when you eat, eroded when you drink coffee, and cracked when you bite down on a popcorn kernel needs some love.
Having strong tooth enamel is important. Enamel helps protect the nerves in your teeth, and makes sure that you don’t end up hurting unnecessarily.
Proper Tooth Care
Brushing and flossing is so, so important, and equally important is using the right tools, such as toothpaste, floss, and a brush.
When you’re selecting your tools, you want to keep in mind that your enamel gets worn, and needs to have the minerals replenished.
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The minerals that your enamel needs to be healthy are included, and just brushing twice daily gently delivers minerals where they’re needed to help promote healthy enamel and repair minor damage. This leads to stronger, healthier enamel. Which is a good thing!
This may not seem like a huge deal, but it’s so, so important, especially if you enjoy foods and beverages that are known to damage enamel (coffee, anyone?).
You provide training for your body…why not your teeth? Remember, healthy teeth are the start of a healthy gut…which means a healthy you. This is so important! source
A healthy mouth (and healthy tooth enamel) will save you so much sanity!
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