We tend to think of health in terms of the big picture. A life without a debilitating disease means we’re feeling pretty good about the level of health we possess. It’s often true, however, that we could be improving our health every day by the small habits we attend to. Hygiene plays a big part in short-term and long-term health, and here are some ways we can all improve our cleanliness.
Floss. We all know we’re supposed to do it, and we may or may not do it every day. Dental care is a critical part of long lasting teeth and dental health. Since some dental infections can even result in death, it’s important to take proper care of our mouths. A big part of that is taking regular care of our teeth–flossing and brushing–and taking regular trips to the dentist. Straight teeth, as well, contribute to dental hygiene, so it’s important to visit an orthodontist and obtain an easily-cared-for mouth. Be sure to take yourself and/or your kids to places like City Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry in Edmonton, where they can get straight teeth, and also clean teeth.
A Clean Body
Socially, we know enough to shower regularly and not smell. But regular showering and regularly washed clothes also contribute to our health. Besides smelling nice, it’s important to attend to other body-hygiene details, such as trimming the ends of our hair every 4 to 8 weeks to stay clear of split ends. We should also trim and clean our nails regularly to prevent hangnails, breakage, or bacterial infections.
Many of us, if we suffer from a minor health issue, use equipment to stay healthy. This equipment needs to be regularly cleaned to assist in our well-being. Even appliances like air purifiers, humidifiers, and dehumidifiers should be regularly cleaned to ensure the quality of our home air. If you struggle with sleep apnea, you likely have a CPAP machine, and getting a CPAP cleaner is a necessary part of making sure your healthcare stays hygienic.
A clean home and clean hands are a huge part of preventing illnesses. Home and personal hygiene are a huge help in dodging flu season, so make sure you disinfect home surfaces regularly, wash your hands several times a day, and don’t share towels, razors, or toothpaste tubes with anyone in your house who’s got the bug or might be getting it.
With a little bit of mindfulness, it’s easy to improve our quality of life with a little attention to hygiene.