I can’t overemphasize the importance of proper brushing! 2 minutes, 2x per day is the minimum amount of time required to effectively remove plaque and clean all the surfaces. And remember, technique is just as important as time. Hold your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle to the gum and gently move the bristles across each tooth, covering the outer, inner, and chewing surface of each tooth.
Check out GLO’s whitening superberry antioxidant toothpaste for benefits beyond brushing. The microencapsulations burst as you brush, releasing active antioxidants and vitamins for a healthy mouth.
The health of your mouth is directly linked to your overall health. Maintaining a healthy mouth is important for the rest of your body too!
Keep your smile healthy and GLO’ing!!
Check out the first installment of TODAY’s “Do It Right Today” series and learn about the importance of proper brushing and flossing to maintain a healthy mouth and healthy body.
What if you suddenly learned that you have been doing something incorrectly your whole life? From brushing your teeth to scrambling eggs….
Tune in to the TODAY show on NBS tomorrow @8:45am local time to learn about the proper way to brush and floss.
Sunshine and smiles. Check out Dr. Levine’s take on Vitamin D and Oral Health’s Connection to Overall Health on the Oz Blog.
GLOing Tip #3 for your Whitest Valentine’s Day Smile!
GLOing Tip #2 for your Whitest Valentine’s Day Smile!
GLOing Tip #1 for your Whitest Valentine’s Day Smile!
Get a white smile in time for Valentine’s Day!
Before Your Date
There’s still time to brighten your smile! GLO Brilliant gives you visible results in just one day. If you already own the device, be sure to stock up on whitening gel refills.
On Your Date
What would Valentine’s Day be without red wine and chocolate? Prevent those stains from setting with Everyday GLO’s unique scrubbing tip.
Check out Dr. Levine’s expert advice on The Oz Blog.
It’s not too late to commit to a New Year’s resolution for a healthy mouth and a healthy you!
Research shows a positive association between periodontitis (inflammation and infection of the gums) and various other health conditions. Maintaining a consistent and thorough oral care routine is not just about the health of your mouth, but the health of your entire body.
How it works? Bacteria that accumulate on the teeth make the gums more susceptible to infection. The immune system’s pathological response to infection is inflammation. A chronic state of inflammation can eventually destroy the gums and bone structure that support the teeth, creating a portal of entry for bacteria to disseminate throughout the body via the circulatory system. Periodontitis may predispose the following systemic diseases and health conditions:
Diabetes: The link between gum disease and diabetes is two-way. Diabetics are more prone to infection and have impaired circulation, making the gum tissue more susceptible to infection and a candidate for gum disease. On the contrary, the presence of oral bacteria can trigger chronic inflammation. Research suggests that inflammation can act as a catalyst for insulin resistance, a precursor to Type 2 Diabetes.
Cardiovascular Disease & Stroke: Oral bacteria have been linked to plaque in arteries in the heart. It is believed that these bacteria can contribute to carotid atheromas (accumulation and swelling in artery walls). Inflammation in the mouth may also trigger inflammation in the body, including the arteries. Clogged arteries can lead to heart attack or stroke.
Alzheimer’s Disease: Research supports a casual link between gum disease and cognitive function, as the oral bacteria known as Porphyromonas gingivalis has been found in samples of brain tissue of Alzheimer’s patients.
Pre-term Babies: Research suggests that oral bacteria may reach the fetus, signaling the body to enter labor.
Human Papillomavirus (HPV): Studies suggest that poor oral health is a risk factor for HPV infection. HPV infection can precede various forms of cancer.
Pulmonary Disease: Inhaling oral bacteria into the lungs can cause respiratory conditions or worsen existing issues.