My Oral Health Routine for Overall Wellness

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Besides brushing my teeth twice a day and going to the dentist twice a year, I never used to really think about much about my dental health. But as I started to research more, I realized the importance of oral health and how it impacts our overall wellness.

Our mouth has lots of bacteria, most of which is harmless, and of course the body’s natural defense mechanisms will help control the bacteria. However, without proper care, the bacteria may get out of hand and lead to inflammation. We’ve all heard by now the negative effects of inflammation.

Like any other part of my health, I like to create a routine to help make it fun and ensure that I actually do it! Here’s my very simple morning and night oral health routine:


Ok I know this is super obvious, but I like to brush with an electric toothbrush for 60 seconds. I use Colgate TotalSF Advanced Whitening Toothpaste (from Walmart – my favorite place on earth!) for several reasons. The New Breakthrough Formula of Colgate TotalSF now does MORE for your mouth. It helps with so many things: tooth sensitivity, enamel, cavities, and helps prevent plaque, tartar build-up and gingivitis. Plus it WHITENS! Also, have you seen the prices of toothpaste lately!? I love that I can get Colgate TotalSF at Walmart and it’s super affordable. You can also use the Ibotta offer to earn more money back!

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Another obvious one, but flossing is so important to get the things that brushing missed.


I don’t do this everyday, but at least once a week. Have you tried oil pulling? It’s a simple but effective Ayurvedic practice that has been linked to overall health and pulling out toxins. It’s really easy — I just swish coconut oil for about 2 minutes and then spit it out. Oil pulling has been shown to help reduce inflammation in the body and improve gum health


The last step in my oral health routine is lip balm. No one wants dry lips and I found that in addition to drinking lots of water to keep my skin hydrated, slathering on tons of lip balm at night helps it soak in better.

This post was sponsored by Colgate TotalSF at Walmart. All opinions are always my own….always!

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #DoMoreForYourWholeMouth #ColgatePartner #CollectiveBias

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