You have been taught that dental health has to do only with your teeth. You have been taught to see health in your mouth as separate from your general health. You have been taught that dental health is achieved by the use of a toothbrush (and regular check-ups) to the extent that parents see it as a sacred duty to get on to their children incessantly to brush their teeth.
What Your Dental Health Says About Your Body – This has become the bedtime norm in most homes. Yet is it the “great fake”. You have been, albeit unwittingly, induced to invest your power in a product and in what others can do for you while giving up your own personal power. This is the situation that I seek to rectify. I would return the power where it belongs, – I would return the power to you.
Your dental health has very little to do with your teeth?
This sounds like a ridiculous statement but wait a little and consider this. What if I told you that the state of repair of your car has nothing to do with the car? You will not argue here seeing that the car cannot fix or clean itself. So the state of repair of your car depends on what you, the owner, do with it. In the same way, leaving genetic defects aside, the state of repair of your mouth has to do with the owner’s use or otherwise of it. Now the notion can make sense. Your dental health has little to do with your teeth.
Let’s keep the car analogy going a while longer. If I told you that cleaning your car is all you need to do to keep it in good repair, you would be quick to point out that cleaning will not service the engine, change the sparkplugs or change the oil for you. No more will it prevent the damage of reckless or careless driving. Cleaning is relatively important for its own sake but it cannot and could never be expected to maintain the vehicle of itself.
What Your Dental Health Says About Your Body?
Why should you then believe that using a toothbrush alone will maintain the health of your mouth? Yet so many people do believe this and the notion is rarely if ever challenged in health awareness campaigns. You are given the impression that if you brush your teeth and visit your dentist regularly you can expect that you will never suffer any disease in the mouth. This is simply not true! Attending a dentist or doctor regularly may help you to spot signs of disease earlier but it will not prevent you from contracting disease. Yet the notion persists.
So many people still say in all sincerity to me “I just can’t understand how I could have a cavity. I had a check-up 6 months ago.” Another common one is “I can’t possibly have a cavity, I brush my teeth four or five …