When I was pregnant with my third baby I was diagnosed with diabetes. I went through so many emotions at the time and having processed it I’ve learned a lot about myself. Having diabetes made me more aware of who I am as a person and what my body needs. I know that to be happy and healthy I have to take care of my body and that includes my smile.
A bright smile can bring happiness even on your darkest of days. Feeling fresh and beautiful can help me stay a happy mom. No matter what life may throw at you, if you have a bright smile and hopeful heart you can overcome so much.
Recently Colgate Total and the American Diabetes Association launched a new campaign called “Watch Your Mouth!” to help raise awareness surrounding the often-overlooked link between oral health and diabetes. Preventing gum disease is very important and not many people with diabetes understand how important it is. There are some easy ways you can help stay healthy. Remember your oral health affects your overall health.
Tips For Staying Healthy and Preventing Gum Disease:
- Make sure you visit your dentist. While your doctor and certified diabetes educator play an important role in helping with your diabetes, so does your dentist.
- Follow healthy dental habits at home. Research shows that brushing twice a day with Colgate Total® toothpaste can help improve gum health in as little as four weeks.
- Avoid foods with acids. Such as diet sodas and coffee. People think about the sugar being the culprit of enamel erosion, but many times acid erosion is just as bad.
- Making sure to floss. It is so easy to overlook but is also very important for gum health.
Visit OralHealthAndDiabetes.com for more information and helpful oral care tips.
This post was compensated by Colgate Total as part of my participation in a campaign with the Mom It Forward Blogger Network.