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The Be Well Bulletin

Spring 2019

Community Events

Allwell from Peach State Health Plan is proud to be part of your community. Throughout the year, we host or participate in a wide range of community focused events.

Whether it’s providing health information, screenings and outreach or supporting community organizations and efforts, Allwell from Peach State Health Plan is committed to being a local resource you and your neighbors can count on.

Peach State Health Plan promotes healthy living to Georgia communities through its Mobile Market, an 18-foot truck that donates fruits, vegetables and wellness resources throughout Georgia. The Mobile Market travels around the state and can be seen at many Allwell from Peach State Health Plan community events.

Join us for more upcoming special events in 2019. We look forward to seeing you!

Peach State Health Plan's Mobile Market donates fruits, vegetables and wellness resources throughout Georgia.

Peach State Health Plan's Mobile Market donates fruits, vegetables and wellness resources throughout Georgia.

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.