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The Be Well Bulletin

Spring 2019

Community Events

At Allwell from Arkansas Health & Wellness, we want to hear from you. In addition to being available by phone and email, our representatives participate in many events across the state like community events, expos, and attractions like the Arkansas State Fair. We also host our own health fairs, offering health screenings, educational information, and a chance to meet service providers in your area.

This year, we have Health Fairs coming up in Jonesboro (August 3rd) and in Little Rock (November 2nd) that are free to attend and open to the public. We’d love to see you there!

For more information, visit www.ARHealthWellness.com/events.

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.