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The Be Well Bulletin

Spring 2019

Community Events

You may have seen us at one of the below events in April, where we provided helpful healthcare information to our neighbors.

This event, sponsored by Hope Health, provided free health checks and medical advice. Informative question and answer sessions and seminars were also held by staff members of Carolinas Hospital System.

The Palmetto Senior Expo provided information regarding assisted living, hospice, acute care services, homecare, hearing options, skilled nursing, nutrition, low income medical services, and state and federal programs.

This event, sponsored by MUSC Center on Aging, featured on-site complimentary health screenings by MUSC physicians and researchers as well as resources to help seniors and their families navigate everything from moving to financial planning.

Be on the lookout for more events with Allwell from Absolute Total Care in 2019. We look forward to seeing you out in the community!

How To: Improve Oral Health-The Importance of Flossing

Cleaning between your teeth is every bit as important as brushing them. Since brushing cannot effectively clean between teeth, it’s important to use floss to get to those areas.

  • Other items also are available to help you clean between your teeth. Ask your dentist which ones to use.
  • As with brushing, use a gentle touch to avoid injuring your gum tissue.
  • Clean between your teeth at least once a day.

Don’t forget, you can use your over-the-counter (OTC) allowance to purchase dental items like dental floss, picks and toothpaste. Check out the OTC catalog online at allwell.otchs.com.

Brushing Up On Technique

Since there are various techniques for brushing your teeth, it’s a good idea to ask your dentist which one to use. Here are a few tips to help you develop a good brushing routine:

  • Brush twice a day. Brush your teeth at least twice a day—in the morning and before bed.
  • Fluoridated toothpaste. Use a toothpaste with fluoride to help prevent tooth decay.
  • Concentrate on brushing all surfaces. Use a gentle touch – it doesn’t take much pressure to remove the plaque from your teeth, and a vigorous scrubbing could irritate your gums.
  • Brush your gums. Hold your toothbrush at a slight angle toward the gums when brushing along the gum line.
  • Brush your tongue. Brushing your tongue gently can help remove bacteria that causes bad breath.