Our smile is very important, and yet, tooth care is often overlooked until we have a problem. When I came across this DENTAL DONT’S video on ABC NEWS I thought it was worth sharing, although I found the editor being interviewed a bit overzealous.
As a dedicated dental fanatic, I was shocked a few years ago when I realized that all those years of hard brushing were exposing my gums and creating sensitivity. This video gives several useful tips, so, it may be worthwhile to check it out.
My favorite tip of all comes toward the end – how to get inexpensive regular dental care by using local dental schools. There’s a list of schools on the American Dental Association website at http://ada.org/267.aspx. If there are no schools near you, check out an article from SELF Magazine online for other ways to manage dental care costs at http://www.self.com/health/2010/01/lower-dental-bills.
Most importantly, don’t forget to smile!