Health Food Diet
The hippie movement was one based out of abuses of power and there is not stronger proof of the misdeeds than within the food industry. Once upon a time, society was based on hunting, gathering and eating whole foods. Modern day hippies should follow the past trailed by their forefathers for dental health and general well being. As the country became more industrialized, processed foods became increasingly popular to quickly get nutrition and get back to work. Sadly, over time the processed become devoid of nutrients and healthy benefit; hippies were the first to notice the imbalance in America's food chain and in turn followed a natural food diet.
Estimates suggest that 23 percent of all Americans consume fast food on a weekly basis (http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2005/11/20/opinion/polls/main1060315.shtml). Although those foods can be yummy and filling, they are not known for providing the important vitamins, minerals and nutrients recommended by the US Government's Nutrition Plate. Instead of being grown on farms and prepared in kitchens, the foods have been fined tuned in laboratory settings, upping the odds of addiction and lowering the chances of proper nutrition and the necessary benefits to dental health.
The fact is eating food in the most natural state is good for the human body; from the hippie perspective it also contributes less money to the processed food industry (another vision of the man). For those trying to channel their inner hippie to make the best food choices, there is some simple advice to follow. The more the food product is advertised, the further a consumer should run from it as the company is working too hard to get you to buy. Likewise the more a food is processed and manufactured, the better off hippies and their pals would be skipping it. The true hippie diet is a plant based diet rich in whole grains, vegetables, fruit, lean proteins and water. Modern day hippies can simply opt to follow the government's Nutrition Plate recommendations to get the job done.
Regardless of if a person has dental insurance, or is following a nutritious diet, practicing regular oral hygiene is a must for dental care. The process involves brushing teeth twice a day for two minutes a session and flossing daily to remove an excess of dental plaque. In this case, it is better to use the nylon products produced by dental product manufactures because the natural options (especially in regards to toothbrush bristles) as they will last longer and potential hold less bacteria and germs.
That being the case, hippies can still opt to grab a natural toothpaste and still get major cavity fighting benefits. Although fluoride is known for preventing tooth decay, there is controversy surrounding the ingredient that some people may want to avoid. Instead, self proclaimed hippies can instead opt for a natural toothpaste with the cavity fighting ingredient called Xylitol.
Xylitol is a natural compound that is a nonfermentable sugar alcohol. As a result, oral bacteria will take very little interest in the compound and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration supports the claim. The additive is being used by some toothpaste manufactures instead of fluoride, thus allowing hippies to have their cake and eat it too.
Since most hippies have now become older than the generation they were taught to distrust, age should not be considered a criteria for choosing a dentist. Instead, options such as education, license status, skills and hours are more appropriate options. Hippies or anyone else looking for a great dentist in order to keep their dental care strategy on point, simply need to call 1-800-DENTIST, 24/7 to get the name of a skilled provider up to the task.