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Shape Up Your Health

toothpaste and tooth brushOur dental health is extremely important for our overall well being, as oral health hazards not only plague the mouth but can even have adverse effects on the heart, lungs and digestive system.

Hence, it is important to take care of our teeth and mouth for our overall health and a great smile. Dr CD Dwarakanath,  Indian Society of Periodontology shares with us 10 everyday tips for a healthy mouth and teeth.

  1. Brush your teeth twice a day for at least 3-5 minutes.
  2. Place the bristles along the gum line at a 45-degree angle. Gently brush the outer tooth surfaces of 2-3 teeth using a vibrating back and forth motion. Clean outer, inner and biting surfaces of teeth with scrubbing motion.
  3. Use an anti-microbial mouthwash to get 100% protection. Studies show an essential oil based mouthwash reduces plaque by 70% and gum problems by 36% over brushing alone.
  4. Recommended dosage…

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New Study Shows that TV Reduces Lifespan

A recent study conducted by Australian researches found that for every hour of television viewed by a person over the age of 25, their life expectancy is reduced by 22 minutes.  The study will appear in the upcoming edition of the British Journal of Sports Medicine.

This study was based on an average six hours of viewing per day, compared to a person who watches no television.

The research claims that a sedentary lifestyle is as bad for health as smoking and obesity, because of the dangers posed by inactivity and the greater opportunities it offers for unhealthy eating.

Recent studies in the US concluded that the average American spent 35.5 hours a week watching TV.