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If your teeth were your spine…

Teeth have one of the easiest jobs in your body. They only have to work a few minutes per day! Outside of that, they basically just sit there doing nothing for hours at a time. Despite their slothful nature, we love and respect our choppers. Everyone reading this article owns a toothbrush, and all of you have been to a dentist.

But every week I interact with people who’ve never been to a chiropractor. These people depend on their spine every minute of every day, but blissfully neglect its importance. Unlike teeth, spines never take a break.

So.. What if people were as careless with their teeth as they are their spines?

If teeth were your spine, the first time you visit a dentist would be during your mid-50′s. While the doctor examined you, she’d see a mouth riddled with plaque and cavities. When she asks why you’ve waited so long to receive dental care, your response would be, “My medical doctor told me to never to visit a dentist.”

After performing a series of x-rays, the dentist reviews her findings and offers a schedule of care. She explains the procedures that need to be done, and details that you can do at home to prevent additional problems: “Brush and floss after every meal; and get regular check ups. If teeth were your spine, you’d just smile and nod as her advice goes in one ear and out the other.

Despite the glaring decay, fixing your cracked, crooked, and yellowing teeth isn’t your primary concern. That’s because if teeth were your spine, all you’d want is something to numb the pain, one quick bleaching treatment, and a few breath mints to mask your bad breath.

If your spine was on your face, you would take better care of it???

Many of us spend hundreds and even thousands of pounds a year on our hair, make-up, clothing, teeth, body care products and treatments, but often little thought is given to taking care of our spine and nervous system.

Teeth can be replaced; spines cannot. What are you doing to take care of yours?

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