At the Root of Thanksgiving
As Thanksgiving draws near, we often find ourselves daydreaming about enjoying a savory feast with our loved ones. When it comes to the holidays, it’s easy to get lost in all the preparation and holiday excitement. Even in the hustle and bustle, it’s essential to press the pause button every now and again. If you think about it, gratitude is really at the root of Thanksgiving, so to speak. We can find gratitude all around us. From our family to yummy food, taking the time to appreciate goes together with almost anything, including your pearly whites. Since this time of year encourages us to adopt a grateful mindset, we’re showing off the surprising ways that gratitude relates to our teeth.
Grateful For A Healthier Me
Incredible health is often a result of the daily habits we choose to create. Once we set goals and take action consistently, we can expect to form habits in the long run. The same goes for brushing and flossing at the same time every day. You’ve created this habit to keep your mouth healthy and to better your well-being. In fact, studies suggest that healthy gums can lower the risk of developing certain conditions like heart disease. Your whole body is really affected by your oral health.
We can look to gratitude to be associated with improved well-being too, which can affect our physical and emotional states. Like brushing your teeth, you’ll want to form a habit and stay consistent to reap the benefits of gratitude. As an idea, consider writing what you’re grateful for in a journal or through an app on your phone. With a cleaner mouth and a grateful heart, you’ll be on your way to a healthier you.
Grateful For The Opportunity To Practice
While you’re brushing your teeth, do you tend to engage in other activities like watching TV? Brushing your teeth can seem tedious at times, but when we multitask, it can lead to brushing too hard or even not brushing long enough. Take a new approach and use your brushing time to practice gratitude. Set a timer for two minutes, stay in front of the mirror, and take time to appreciate the fresh feeling. From a minty taste to a nice swish of water, this is your time to slow down and deeply appreciate this simple yet important task.
Grateful For Working So Hard
Since we’re on the topic of gratitude, we definitely want to highlight how we can show gratitude to our teeth. Our teeth work really hard for us day in and day out so we can enjoy our favorite foods and drinks. The enamel is the hardest substance in the body, so it can handle the variety of foods that we tend to include in our diets. However, even our tough enamel can face trouble when it comes to acidic and sugary foods, which is why caring for your teeth in return is an absolute must. Brushing, flossing, and seeing the dentist are all ways that we can show love to our teeth.
Grateful For A Situation That Made Me Smile
Believe it or not, those teeth of yours can take you to situations that you’ll forever be grateful for. There are people out there that love your smile no matter the type (confident, shy, quirky). Maybe your significant other fell in love with that smile or maybe your day simply turned around because of your cashier’s friendly toothy grin. Our teeth bring us into situations that we’ll always remember fondly. From our perspective, we’re grateful that teeth have a way of leading new faces through our doors. We do all that we can to make our patients feel like family, so we hope that they feel sparks of gratitude in finding us too. We believe that teeth can bring us all a little closer together.
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