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Facts about Dental Health Keeping good dental health can be very simple. You can have a bright smile and keep yourself from getting bad breath, cavities, and gum disease by learning the answers to the following questions:

How can I take care of my mouth at home?
Brush with a fluoride toothpaste at least twice a day and floss once a day to help stop decay between your teeth.

What if I have weak teeth that get cavities very easily?
Use a fluoride rinse if you often get cavities. (Ask your dentist)

If I brush and floss well, do I still need regular dental check-ups?
Yes. No one can keep their teeth perfectly clean, and regular check-ups will let your dentist or hygienist remove the plaque and tartar buildup from your teeth and find any problems while they are still easy to correct.

How does what I eat affect my teeth?
Eating a balanced diet will provide your body with the vitamins and minerals necessary for healthy teeth and gums. Limit foods that are high in sugar, such as soft drinks and candy, and enjoy snacks that are good for you, such as apples, carrots and popcorn.

How do cigarettes and chewing tobacco affect my mouth?
Any products containing tobacco increase your risk of getting oral cancer. Also if you smoke, you are very likely to develop periodontal (gum) disease.

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Facts About Spiritual Health We care about you, not only about your dental health, but also about your spiritual health. Following are answers from the Bible to some common questions people often wonder about:

How can I know that there is a God?
The Bible says that the beauty and wonder of all that has been created is proof that God exists (Psalm 19:1, Romans 1:20). In fact, our very lives depend upon God, who created us in His own image (Genesis 1:27).

Is there life after death?
The Bible says that each person God created has a soul that will never die. After our death on earth, each person will either spend eternity with God in heaven, or apart from Him in hell (Matthew 10:28, Hebrews 9:27).

Why doesn't God just accept everyone into heaven?
There is one very big difference between us and God: we are each sinners, while God is perfectly holy. Because we have sinned against God, no one could ever be worthy of spending eternity in the presence of a totally sinless God (Romans 3:23, 6:23; Hebrews 1:13).

If this is true, then how could it be possible for anyone to end up in heaven?
Because God knows our sinfulness and our inability to earn our way to heaven, He has provided a way by which we can be saved. The way of salvation is through faith in Jesus Christ (II Corinthians 5:21, John 14:6).

Why is faith in Jesus Christ necessary?
Jesus did what we cannot do, He kept the law of God perfectly. When He willingly died on a cross, He was suffering the punishment that we deserve. His death and resurrection brought about the forgiveness of those that belong to Him through faith (Romans 5:8. Colossians 2:13,14).

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What does it mean to belong to Christ through faith?
True faith in Christ is not just believing in Him for something temporary, such as safety when we travel or help in a crisis. It is also not just agreeing in our minds to the facts concerning His death and resurrection. Just as knowing how to brush our teeth does not really help us unless we actually brush, merely knowing about Christ does not help us unless we act upon that knowledge through faith (Matthew 7:21, James 2:26). True saving faith is trusting in Jesus Christ alone for our salvation (Acts 4:12)

How can I become a Christian?
Pray to God and admit to Him that you are a sinner and that there is nothing you can do to earn eternal life for yourself. Commit your life to following Christ and receive the forgiveness for your sins that can set you free to serve and love Him. If you truly seek God with all your heart, you will find Him, and He will give you a joy and a peace that the world cannot take away (Jeremiah 29:13; Philippians 4:7; John 1:12; 8:31,32,36; Romans 10:9).

If you would like to talk with someone
about the Bible's plan for spiritual health, please let us know.

Scripture References

Psalm 19:1 The Heavens are telling of the glory of God; and their expanse is declaring the work of His hands.

Romans 1:20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse.

Genesis 1:27 And God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.

Matthew 10:28 And do not fear those who kill the body, but are unable to kill the soul; but rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

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Hebrews 9:27 It is appointed for men to die once and after this comes judgment.

Romans 3:23 For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.

Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death...

Habakkuk 1:13 Thine eyes are too pure to approve evil, and thou canst not look on wickedness with favor.

II Corinthians 5:21 He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

John 14:6 I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but through Me.

Romans 5:8 But God demonstrated His own love for us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

Colossians 2:13,14 And when you were dead in your transgressions and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He made you alive together with Him, having forgiven us all our transgressions, having canceled out the certificate of debt consisting of decrees against us and which was hostile to us; and He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross.

Matthew 7:21 Not everyone who says to me, "Lord, Lord," will enter the kingdom of heaven; but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven.

James 2:26 For just as the body without the spirit is dead, so also faith without works is dead.

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Acts 4:12 And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men, by which we must be saved.

Jeremiah 29:13 And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.

Philippians 4:7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, shall guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

John 1:12 But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name.

Romans 10:9 If you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved.

John 8:31, 32 If you abide in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine; and you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

John 8:36 If therefore the Son shall make you free, you shall be free indeed.

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Courtesy of Dr. William T. Griffins Dental Care 4U

  February 06, 2008

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