I am glad you asked?
An oral health coach is like a personal trainer for your mouth. Depending on their approach, demeanor, personal beliefs, and experiences. Oral health coaches are part-coach, part-mentor, part-friend, and even part-drill instructor at times. Our consistent goal is to oversee an individual’s or family’s oral care routine in a group or private setting to help you find treatment, prevent dental disease, and improve your overall health.
Our mouth is an early warning system into our body, one we take for granted and do not pay a whole lot of attention to until there is a problem, mostly because dental disease is a silent disease, our teeth are the hardest strongest part of our body, and the only part of our skeleton we clean, it takes a lot to break them down there is no pain in our teeth until the nerve is involved.
Oral health coaches love to help people and it shows. Their focus is a healthy mouth, lifestyle, a commitment to bring awareness to the connection the mouth has to the rest of your body, their desire to share their passion with others is apparent, which allows them to serve as positive role models for the challenges we face in bringing our mouth health and our overall health to the next level.
An oral health coach can help you know what to look for and the questions to ask yourself and your dental professionals 1 out of two people in the united states has gingivitis and cavities are the # 1 preventable childhood disease. 85% of the U.S population is affected by some form of dental disease or whether you believe it or not Cavities are a disease. unless you see a dentist and have x rays taken annually on you may not even know you have.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S and the bacteria in your mouth are linked to the health of your heart. If your mouth is not healthy the bacteria in your mouth contribute to other diseases as well. Diabetes affects million people So what am I saying “ It all starts with the mouth” Prevention when it comes to your mouth is simple and it starts at home with you.
This is what I hear every day, in the morning we don’t have the time and at night we are too tired.
Think about this for a minute, what part of your body do you use most in a day?
You guessed it! Your Mouth! We eat, drink, speak, and sometimes breathe through your mouth. We put things in our mouth all day long and our hands that touch our face over 16 times an hour. I hope you are washing them. The bacteria on our hands then goes in our mouth. If you only brush once a day that bacteria is in your mouth for 24 hours.
If you brush 2 minutes 2 times a day over the course of your life you would spend a total of 82 days taking care of your mouth. 82 days out of your life, think about how much time and money we spend on other things. Other than brushing our teeth. I am drawing attention to just how important the health of your mouth is and how much time we should be dedicated to taking care of our mouths.
Would spending 4- 6 minutes per day on your mouth be worth it if you could prevent diseases instead of pay for expensive treatments to treat a dental disease that then can lead to other diseases that need treatment? I have had a few people say they don’t want to see me for the next cleaning, because I handed them a mirror, got a toothbrush out of the drawer, and showed them how to hold and angle it to get the spots they are missing. I had, even more, to tell me they did not know that they should have been brushing their gums.
Dental disease doesn’t start overnight and it won’t go away overnight but the one thing you can do is get better is be consistent over time. I hear every day how dentistry is really expensive! It doesn’t always need to be, don’t wait until there is a pain in your mouth. An oral health coach can teach you how and what to look for before it becomes a full-blown problem. Unless you bite down on something and crack a tooth, dental disease is a slowly progressive disease. If you only remember one thing from watching I hope it is that Bleeding or pain means something isn’t right in your mouth, if you go to the dentist and you or a loved one always have cavities it also means that something is off. find out what.
Are you mouth breathing, are you grinding, is your mouth acidic?
Hiring a personal fitness trainer or oral health coach might seem like a luxury if you are on a tight budget, but if you really want to get the most out of your time and $, a coach is a great investment. The improvement in your health and fitness levels are an investment in the future of your quality of life and even decreased health care costs. Don’t take my word for it here is a mom of three kiddos I worked with who was glad she made the investment to take control of her family’s oral health.
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