In “Brush Your Teeth! and other simple ways to stay young and healthy,” dentist of 30 years David S. Ostreicher shares his insights on maintaining health and lengthening our lives by doing simple things – such as brushing our teeth and washing our hands. He suggests these underrated daily activities actually have a much greater impact on one’s overall health than we may have believed. For instance, heart disease which is the #1 cause of death in America, may be curtailed by brushing one’s teeth more thoroughly! Evidence suggests the bacteria in the arteries may originally come from the mouth! When not properly removed from the teeth, it stays in the system can cause real problems for not only the heart, but can cause problems for other organs as well. In fact, brushing one’s teeth regularly can actually cut down on the risks of diabetes and cancer too!
Dr. Ostreicher gives the reader an informative look at the importance of good oral hygiene, but he covers other areas too. He discusses diet, exercise, attitude, and the importance of a good night’s sleep, for instance. “But,” you may be saying, “of course I wash my hands and brush my teeth!” Knowing more about the ways to do these simple things better can not only help improve your own health, but this information can also be beneficial in explaining these things to our children. I personally needed to hear what was said in the chapters on attitude (stress, oh baby!) and sleep. When we focus on all these simple tasks and how to improve on what we already do, we may just lengthen and improve our lives! And that’s something we all want to do.
Ready for a healthier life? I have two copies of Brush Your Teeth! to give away!
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