Be honest. Do you look at your retirement savings balance and happily start counting the years (hooray! not too many!) until you can retire? Do you instead have an impending feeling of dread, knowing you may not be able to retire until you’re 92 or so? Or perhaps you don’t even have a balance to look at.
Periodontal disease is also known as periodontitis, but most people know it as gum disease. If you let gum disease go untreated, the soft tissue damage can eventually turn into damage to the bones that structure your teeth. This leads to further complications, leaving you at risk of losing teeth.
Oral disease is a significant health concern at any age, but it is particularly dangerous for children. Developing bodies can be permanently damaged by untreated dental cavities. And the disease has also been proven to impact children’s mental health, and their ability to succeed in school and adult life.
September is National Yoga Month! It’s a great time to find out more about this ancient practice and how it can support your healthy lifestyle – and even improve your oral health!
August 21 is National Senior Citizens Day, established in 1988 by Ronald Reagan, who was the U.S. president at the time. Regan’s proclamation stated in part "Throughout our history, older people have achieved much for our families, our communities, and our country. That remains true today, and gives us ample reason this year to reserve a special day in honor of the senior citizens who mean so much to our land …wherever the need exists, older people are making their presence felt – for their own good and that of others.”
No matter what school looks like for your family in 2021-22, it’s important to ensure your kiddos are up to date with their wellness visits. If you haven’t seen your children’s health care team recently, now is a good time to book well child checkups with your pediatrician and dentist. (While you’re at it, consider making appointments for your own checkups too!)
Retire Early Does the idea of making work optional decades before the standard retirement age sound good? If so, you might want to think about setting your life on FIRE.
Summer is here, and for many of us that means more time spent outside. July is Ultraviolet (UV) Safety Month, a reminder of how important it is to protect all of yourself – from the top of your head to your toes - from the harmful effects of UV rays.