10/9/13

WWW Brush & Lift

We all knew this was coming. I’m a dental hygienist and it was only a matter of time. Sorry, but hopefully you will welcome the refreshing change. And no, don’t stop reading; this isn’t a lecture from your local friendly hygienist. This is just a tie between the job I have and the job my fiancé has. Cool huh? Alright, let’s go…


                Working out is a lifestyle. It is something that you do to stay healthy and lengthen your life span so that you can better yourself to better serve others and the kingdom of God. Well, at least that’s what we at Endu think. 

And even though you may not agree, taking care of your teeth should be part of your lifestyle too. 

In fact, I’m sure most of you didn’t know, but your teeth and oral condition can be affected by the rest of your body and well being and vice versa. For example, if you have a systemic disease or issue, you can sometimes diagnose it initially by looking into the oral cavity.

 In just the same way, your oral cavity can affect the way the rest of your body works. 

This is why people that have artificial heart valves, prosthetic knees, and things of this sort have to take antibiotics before having their teeth professionally cleaned because the bacteria and biofilm in your mouth can go to other areas of your body and harm them as well.

While keeping with the importance of your teeth, the longer you have them and keep them in good working condition, the longer you will live. 

Your mouth is first and foremost the key to living. We drink and eat through it, and with healthy, fully-functioning teeth, we can better eat and drink. It’s also proven that when your teeth are healthy, you are in a better mood and perform better at whatever task needs to be done. This could include your job, relationships, house work, and especially working out. Plus, if you’re mouth hurts and you have difficulty staying hydrated and full of energy and nutrition, your performance level decreases as well.

                So now that you know all the facts, how do we care for our mouth? Well, I am so thrilled you ask! Let me help you out!

1.   Brush at least 2 times a day for 2 minutes (1 minute for top and 1 minute for bottom) with the tooth brush bristles angling at a 45 degree angle towards the gum line.

2.       Floss two times a day using the C-floss technique. If you don’t like flossing, check out the water pik. (And no, I didn’t spell that wrong.)

3.       Use fluoridated toothpaste; check the ingredients.

4.       Use a fluoridated mouth rinse once a day and follow the instructions.

5.       Limit your intake of sweets, especially drinks. Things such as sweet tea, sports drinks, and cokes have a ton of sugar. So if you are going to drink them, limit them to meal time only and drink quickly instead of spread out throughout the day. If you want to eat sugary and starchy foods, limit them to one sitting and meal time. Afterwards, rinse out with water or even better, brush your teeth again. Keep in mind that it takes 45 minutes for the sugar to clear out of your oral cavity so every time you put something in there, the 45 minutes starts all over again.

6.       Visit your dental hygienist every 6 months.

7.       Stay on top of your dental treatment. If you have a cavity, it’s not the end of the world; but get it taken care of while it’s small and easy to do and not causing you pain and agony.

So there you have it Endu… Lift and brush, get stronger and smile bigger, and better your life to bring God glory!!!

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BS, MS - exercise Physiology
EPC - Board Certified Exercise Physiologist

Published Thesis
The impact of three different forms of warm up on performance


The Effects of Glucose Supplementation on Barbell Velocity and Fatiguability in Weightlifting - A pilot study"

Graduate from Midwestern State University, founder of Endunamoo Barbell Club, and Endunamoo Strength and Conditioning. Working to help athletes physically reach their goals and achieve scholarships while spiritually pouring into as many people as possible on all platforms.