2011-01-26 / Health Care

Brushing To A Healthier You

We all know that having a bright, white smile is great for your looks, but did you also know that there is a connection to your overall health? Recent research has found that periodontal disease, which causes sensitive and inflamed gums, can be a risk factor for heart and lung disease, diabetes, and a number of other systemic diseases.

So it is important to take the necessary steps to ensure having the healthiest gums possible. Good oral hygiene is one of the best methods of prevention. Start by brushing teeth at least twice a day and flossing daily.

To take your oral care routine even further, look for toothpaste that contains baking soda, from the brand synonymous with it for more than 150 years, such as

ARM & HAMMER(R) Complete Care(R) toothpaste or ARM & HAMMER( R) Advance White(R) Baking Soda & Peroxide(R). Baking soda has long been recognized for its benefits, such as neutralizing odors and providing an effective cleaning alternative while providing brushers with that "fresh from the dentist" clean feeling. It also acts as a natural buffer that helps to maintain good pH levels inside the mouth by neutralizing acids, helping keep breath fresh for hours.

And using a toothpaste containing baking soda doesn't just mean a healthier smile...it can mean a whiter smile, too. After all, baking soda is great at removing stains caused by coffee, tea, red wine or smoking.

For more information about good oral health care, visit www.armandhammer.com.

Source: Arm & Hammer

Courtesy Family Features

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