Skipping soda for dental health is a no-brainer; the drink (both in diet and full sugar forms) is known for upping the odds for increasing the formation of dental plaque and for causing weight gain as the beverage is also associated for doing a body no good as they feature nothing but empty calories. Controversy surrounds diet soda being associated with weight gain. Buying soda is also a huge waste of money.
Plus, by skipping soda and only drinking water, individuals can save a small fortune. Depending on the type of soda consumed and how it is packaged (IE fountain drinks vs. bottles) soda can cost approximately $4 to $8 a gallon for an approximate annual savings amount ranging from $800 to $1,200 per person. Imagine how much money you could save if you were a soda loving family of four!
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For decades libraries have been an essential community resource allowing anyone to borrow materials for free! Over the years bibliotecas have updated their materials to include access to free computer time, books on tape and work out DVD's. Individuals can borrow and use yoga, Tai Chi and Pilate's for free and that will allow them to reduce stress, lose weight and improve dental health all for free!
Yoga, Tai Chi and Pilates are all very different exercises with one very important link in common, concentration. Mental focus and precise movements can help change ones thinking and help relieve stress. Additionally, those exercises will release endorphins that can lower stress and naturally increase happiness levels, that can lower stress and prevent tooth grinding (which is a trigger to other dental problems).
There is one thing for certain, under no circumstances should shortcuts be taken to kick start any weight-loss program. Intentional self-starvation or purging are indicators of eating disorders such as bulimia or anorexia nervosa. Aside from being mental illnesses, they will also compromise dental health. Both illnesses have been linked to dental problems including, but not limited to missing teeth, tooth erosion, tooth discoloration, bone loss and tooth sensitivity.
Individuals looking to find a dentist to help with dental health and weight management can call 1-800-DENTIST, 24/7 to get the name of a qualified dental care provider up to the task.