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Step Up Your Oral Hygiene For National Women’s Health Week

By Ashley Hume
Posted On May 10, 2016
Step Up Your Oral Hygiene For National Women’s Health Week

As we all know, today is Mother’s Day (yay Moms!) but it is also the start of National Women’s Health Week! The US Department of Health Women’s Health Office is encouraging women across the nation to celebrate the occasion by taking control of their health.

In support of this message, Colgate Total has launched a campaign to emphasize the importance of oral hygiene to your overall health. The Refresh, Restore and Repair campaign empowers women to spend this time making healthcare a priority “from mouth to toe.”

Philip Durocher, Vice President and General Manager, U.S. Oral Care Marketing for Colgate-Palmolive said, “Too often women put their health on the backburner without even realizing it. National Women’s Health Week reminds women to put their health first.”

As part of the campaign, Colgate Total is encouraging people to share a “healthy selfie” on social media using the hashtags, #MyColgateSelfie and #NWHW. A “healthy selfie” is defined as any photo where you are in engaging in an activity that promotes good health and wellness. If you want to join in, capture and share the moment next time you are in yoga class, on a hike, eating a healthy meal, or even brushing your teeth.

Establishing a solid routine is key to maintaining good oral health. Always brush your teeth twice a day, in the morning and before you go to bed. Don’t forget to floss once daily as well. If you want to be extra vigilant, brushing your teeth after every meal is recommended. Use a fluoride toothpaste and try switching to an electric toothbrush. Drinking lots of water, taking cod liver oil and vitamin D supplements, and developing healthy eating patterns can also keep your smile bright and healthy.

We all lead busy lives but setting aside a little time to focus on improving your health will pay dividends toward leading a long and satisfying life.