Aside from being the month of love, February is also the Dental Health Month.
Dental health is a very important health issue especially because not everyone realizes that poor dental health is linked to more than just aesthetics. Research has linked poor dental health to several other diseases from migraines, respiratory infection and even some cardiovascular vascular conditions.
The message is obvious—bad dental hygiene results in bad overall health.
Glister, Amway’s brand of oral health care, gives us a few tips to maintain the “glister” of our pearly whites:
Tip 1: Follow a strict oral hygiene regimen. Brushing your teeth two to three times a day, is recommended. Floss at least once a day to remove plaque and rinse with mouthwash right after, to kill leftover bacteria that may cause plaque. Finally, use a mouth spray in between as a refresher.
Tip 2: Invest in the right toothbrush—one that combines soft and medium bristles for a more effective brushing and one that will have enough reach to effectively clean in-between the teeth. Glister Advanced Toothbrush has a patented head design that contains more than 2600 bristles for effective plaque removal. It also has an ergonomically designed handle for easier grip when brushing.
Tip 3: Avoid over consumption of products that can stain your teeth such as soda, coffee and tea. Brush or rinse with mouthwash immediately after consuming these beverages.
Tip 4: Eat crunchy fruits and vegetables like carrots, celery and crisp apples as they act as a natural way to clean tooth enamel without causing any damage.
Tip 5: Drink water frequently as this helps remove stain-creating plaque.
Tip 6: Visit your dentist at least twice a year for preventive maintenance. Remember, prevention is always better than repair and cure!
Amway’s complete dental health care system, Glister started as the toothpaste with special polishing and cleaning agents to make the teeth “glisten”. It has a safe and gentle formulation that makes teeth whiter and brighter without damaging the tooth enamel. It also promotes remineralization with every brushing. Through extensive research and product development, the Glister line now includes Glister Multi-Action Toothpaste, Glister Advanced Toothbrush, Glister Concentrated Multi-Action Oral Rinse, and Glister Mint Refresher Spray.
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