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Why Your Dental Health Matters

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Most people think of dental health solely in terms of teeth. However, dental hygiene is comprised of several elements including your teeth, tongue, and gums! Let’s explore important tips for your dental health.
Importance of Dental Health
Your mouth is an entry point for food, beverages, and bacteria/viruses. While we naturally have certain defense mechanisms in place, such as saliva and tooth enamel, the sugars, acids, and bacteria we consume can all take a toll on our oral health. Neglecting dental care can result in painful conditions that make everyday tasks like eating and drinking hard. As well as that, ignoring your dental health can be costly. It’s much cheaper to buy a toothbrush, toothpaste, and floss than it is to pay several hundred dollars to get a cavity filled or replace teeth with implants and dentures, which cost thousands of dollars! Missing teeth can have an impact on your appearance, which affects your job and social prospects. And finally, did you know that plaque o…

Tips for Creating Change in Your Life with SMART Goals

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Don’t get caught up with New Year’s resolutions, instead, start setting S.M.A.R.T. goals that will guide you into a productive new year. Goal setting is crucial; it gives you motivation, maximizes your performance, and gives personal satisfaction when accomplished. S.M.A.R.T. goals differ in that they are specific, measurable, achievable, results-focused, and time-bound. 2018 is a fresh blank page waiting to be written. Take the initiative and get started!
SMART Goals Specific: Your goal must be simple, straightforward, and a complete sentence. Include the what, why, and how. Measurable: There needs to be a way for you to keep track of your progress. If needed, you may add mid-term checkup points to help you prepare the overall goal. Achievable: Be realistic with yourself while making it a challenging goal. Be sure to have the right tools to reach your goal. Realistic: Keep your eyes on the prize, but be open to the fact that money, time and abilities can change the goal. Thinking of goa…