Thursday, February 3, 2011

Dental Floss-a Trail Must Have

Its been two years since I last visited the dentist. Yesterday, after a cleaning, exam and 4 bite wings, I received a clean bill of health, and praise from my dentist. He's seeing fewer people coming in due to the economy.

By brushing before bed, and upon rising each morning, and careful daily flossing, you'll prevent costly damage. Do not try to hike for any length of time without flossing daily.

Taking care of your teeth on the trail is not optional.
Be sure to bring a tooth brush, either dental powder or toothpaste, and dental floss.

Dental floss makes a great thread for repairing gear. Be sure the eye of your needle is large enough to thread the waxed floss trough it.

Its incredibly strong and can be used to repair packs, clothing, tents and tarps, holes in socks and clothing.
More importantly you'll love yourself when the dentist commends your beautiful teeth. Studies now link bad dental hygiene to increased risk of heart attacks due to inflammation.
Check out more hygiene tips for the trail at


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  2. That's true, recent studies state that the lack of dental hygiene may increase the risk of heart attack and stroke. Hundreds of different types of bacteria live in the mouth. Poor dental care will lead to gum bleeding, thus giving such bacteria direct access to the bloodstream.

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  3. You are right. There are no shortcuts to good dental health. Proper dental hygiene is a lifelong commitment. In the long run, it is all about giving yourself the gift of a beautiful and healthy smile.

    Calandra Janocha