A Smile to My Heart - Improving My Oral Health for My Heart with Zendium
From a young age, smiling was my favourite.
I always believed a smile a day, would keep my heart at bay and remind me that I'm okay. Especially when my heart struggled to smile at time, having had numerous heart surgeries to fix my congenital heart defect (CHD). I soon realised as I grew up, that I had a lot of work to do, to ensure I kept my heart, body, mind and mouth healthy.
As a CHD patient, I am at high risk of developing a life threatening infection called endocarditis.
"Infective Endocarditis is a rare but potentially life-threatening inflammation of the inner lining of the heart including the cardiac valves. All patients with congenital heart disease or those with a pacemaker or ICD are at increased risk of developing Infective Endocarditis.
The most common cause of infective endocarditis is dental infection. Dental infection causes bacteria to enter the bloodstream and travel to the heart. These bacteria multiply rapidly and spread across the inside lining of the heart. This can cause significant damage to the heart’s structures and function causing heart failure and increasing the risk of stroke.
Infective endocarditis is often preventable and the greatest way to reduce risk is to practice good twice daily dental hygiene and have regular dental reviews to reduce the risk of developing a dental infection or requiring dental treatment." - Danielle. H ( Clinical Nurse Specialist, Congenital Heart Disease Transition)
As the years have passed since my last major surgeries. I have found solace in a life time of follow up of treatment & care. Which has hugely been supported by my healthy lifestyle approach in life, to sustain healthy habits that make my heart smile 😊
Which of course includes: To have good dental oral hygiene.
Having had braces twice (once as a teen and once as a young adult) and now wearing retainers also. Having good strong teeth is vital for me and my work as a healthcare professional as a Yoga Teacher & Nutritionist.
For the past year I have been using @zendium toothpaste. Gifted by one of my friends, which then turned into be buying the products for myself and then in came a brand collaboration with Zendium themselves! Which I am so over the moon about - as I love their ethos & so excited to share this message with you.
Zendium toothpaste contains natural enzymes and proteins which are proven to boost the levels of good bacteria in the mouth and reduce bad bacteria, to improve gum health and overall mouth health.
With its mild formula and lovely taste, Zendium helps me sustain a true smile from my heart daily. If you are looking for a new toothpaste to try & you want a boost of goodness each time you brush your teeth, then choose Zendium.
To find out more, head to www.zendium.co.uk ❤️
You wouldn’t forget to brush your teeth, if you knew you were in control of improving your heart health right? So why not make time to improve your oral health by picking the right toothpaste & toothbrush to protect you from harmful bacteria’s 🦠 (Plus don't forget to floss your teeth)!
I hope you become proud of your smile daily 😊 because there is so much to smile about.