And We’re Back!

For about a month, Winged Hope has not been live. And now it is finally live!

The problem had to do with the hosting. At first, I was really thinking that maybe it was time to let go  of blogging. But as you can see, I changed my mind 🙂 All my reasons are here.

I  can not access my posts from November 2017 to January 2018 as of this time but hey, at least all my blog posts from 2011 (when this blog started) to October 2017 are all here. And we’re happy with that. I mean, I am happy with that 🙂  At least, Winged Hope is not starting over from scratch. I will also try to recover the missing posts.

I will be writing more soon. For one, I have found a new workout that I have been doing for about a month now 🙂  That should help me (including you) stay fit. And yes, there’s more ahead.

Let’s continue to soar 2018 then with Winged Hope 🙂

Made for More Than Ordinary Lives

While I agree that we need to be able to embrace contentment with what we have, I think there also needs to be a balance. What I mean is we should not just settle for a day-to-day mundane, meaningless existence.

Yes, let there be contentment but let there also be purpose 🙂  Let us live each day with meaning, with hopes and dreams.

I think that as we find and embrace the meaning and purpose of our lives, going through the challenging seasons of our lives easier becomes a bit easier. We see a deeper purpose for any of our pains as well as our joys. And I think we are encouraged to live healthier in body, soul and spirit because we know we need whatever resources we have to fulfill our life’s purpose.

This is one song I’ve been listening lately which reminds me that we are made for more than ordinary lives – we are made not just to survive. I hope you get inspired as you listen to the song.

Protecting Your Smile: Tips to Help Prevent Cavities

Cavities, also known as tooth decay, isn’t something to brush off or laugh at. This serious dental problem can lead to a wide array of health complications, as well as the loss of your teeth. The following tips will help you protect your smile by preventing cavities and improving your oral health.

Brush those Teeth
Brushing your teeth is a no-brainer when it comes to preventing cavities. However, most people don’t know the best way to brush to keep cavities away. Most experts recommend brushing twice a day, at the very least, but you should always aim for brushing after any meal. You should also brush for 3 minutes, and always make sure to brush before bed. This will get rid of the bacteria that can damage your teeth if allowed to linger overnight.

Get the Proper Tools
Far too often, people spend an abundance of money on fancy toothbrushes that work just as well or even worse than the more affordable options. Dental experts typically recommend choosing a standard brush that features soft bristles. This allows for an extended brushing time, and when you can brush for longer, you are more likely to do a better job. You should also replace your brush no later than every 3 months.

Along with the proper toothbrush, you should have some floss in your oral hygiene arsenal. Daily flossing is needed to prevent the cavities that form between your teeth. The bristles are your toothbrush cannot always reach between your teeth to remove food particles and bacteria. This is where floss comes in handy. Not only does it get those hard-to-reach areas, but it can also help prevent gum disease.

Sugar is the Enemy
Sugar is a major cause of cavities so it’s only natural for experts to recommend avoiding foods and beverages filled with sugar. While not consuming sugary foods is easier said than done, there are things you can do to help reduce the affect sugar has on your oral health. If you must consume sugar, do so at the end of your meal when your mouth is already filled with saliva, which will help wash the debris off your teeth. You should also brush or, at the very least, rinse your mouth out with water after consuming sugary items.

Implementing the above preventive measures will go a long way to keeping cavities at bay. Once a cavity begins to form, you will have a harder time treating it then if you simply took the steps to prevent it. Click here for more information about oral hygiene and how it can have a direct impact on every other aspect of your health.