2 Mins to Better Health and Good Breath

I have to tell you guys something. I did not go to the dentist in a very long time, until recently. I am almost too embarrassed to say how long, but here goes. It’s been 4 years. Yes, I said it. 4 years.

Part of it was because I have always felt pretty healthy, part of it was that I was too busy, and part of it was that I didn’t make it a priority. Does this behavior sound familiar at all? There are many things that we don’t do even when we know it’s the right thing to do. We all have our moments of weakness. This was definitely one of mine.

I got to my appointment and sat in the chair. My dentist asked me to open my mouth and I cringed for a second. I was a little nervous about what she was about to tell me. After probing a bit with the uncomfortable silver rod and her small mirror, she looked at me and said, ”I am surprised that you have not been to a dentist in so long, and your teeth look as good as they do.” She was baffled, but I wasn’t.

Several years ago, a dentist friend told me how important dental health is in your overall health journey. He told me that most people do not take care of their dental hygiene and it’s a huge factor as they get older. It could lead to tooth decay, diseases, coronary issues and more. He gave me a regiment that I follow everyday, all day, 8 days a week. He said, do this twice a day, in this order:

- First, floss your teeth well
- Next, gargle with mouthwash
- Then, brush your teeth (2 minutes minimum)

You may never have expected a blog entry on dental health from me. I know I am not a dentist. However, I am a coach of all things health. The future of your health depends on so many factors and your hygiene plays a big role in that. Soon enough we will be talking about pooping well too! But until then, please follow your coach’s orders twice a day, morning and night:

- Floss
- Gargle with mouthwash
- Brush for 2 minutes minimum

It will be one of the best decisions you can make for your health.

Cheers with Water, 

Coach Adam Cobb