Healthy Gums And Teeth Are Essential To Success
I work in a very competitive business, and my appearance is very important for my success. However, I was always side stepped when it came to promotions that I was the obvious candidate for. I was perplexed at this for a long time. I did my work well, always had good feedback in my appraisals and seemed to be respected in my work place by everyone I had contact with.
Why bad breath is bad for your success?
One day I was in the work canteen when I noticed a work colleague to step away from me. I was shocked, as I did not know why? I asked her why is this happening and the answer floored me, I can tell you. My work colleague informed me I have bad breath. I was devastated and explained to her that I had spicy food last night. The embarrassment did not end there. The work mate continued that, apparently I suffer from bad breath all the time and she was not the first to notice.
Well it was a wakeup call I can tell you. I started to think about it as I went to do my business that afternoon. I do suffer from bleeding gums and my teeth do ache some times. However, what could I do? I waited no longer, I rang my dentist and he reminded me it was over two years since my last visit. I attended the very next day.
What was my solution?
Whilst on the dentist chair he told me I was suffering from gum inflammation. I needed three fillings and on top of all that, I would need to visit the hygienist to discuss a dental oral hygiene routine. This would combat the bad breath. But I had to keep to a strict daily routine. I had to shop for good quality products as I was advised that cheap alternatives on the market would or may slow down my recovery. I was told that when brushing my teeth a nice firm up and down action is better than back to front rapid brushing. I was also informed that I should use mouthwash, especially if it is an anti – bacterial one.
I left the dental office with so much knowledge. It was hard to remember it all but not to worry as I was given leaflets on teeth and oral hygiene. And a date for my next check up with both the dentist and hygienist.
Proper oral hygiene gives more confidence
After all the treatment and the much needed education in oral hygiene (Do you know that the Danish term is Mundhygiejne?), I was amazed that my self confidence changed for the better, people seemed to be more at ease with me. And I got that all important promotion within a few months.
It just goes to show you that something as simple as brushing your teeth and keeping a simple twice a day oral hygiene routine can have such an effect on your confidence and make you a lot more approachable to friends and colleagues.
This guest article is by Lyuben Georgiev