How often do you go to the dentist? Last year more than 150 million Americans did not visit a dentist, either because they struggled to find care when they needed it or delayed it as a lesser priority. I admit that I’m the first one to avoid going to the dentist. I consistently put it off until it’s too late and then I’m always regretting it. Why do we do this to ourselves?!
In order to show Americans how important taking care of their oral health is to their future health, Aspen Dental is launching the “A Taste of the Future” program with famed NASCAR driver Danica Patrick. You’ve heard of fast food, but NASCAR driver Danica Patrick is taking that concept to a whole new level on the Easy Eats food truck! Danica got behind the wheel of a food truck and dished up some unconventional smoothie-style “easy eats” to customers to serve as a reminder to see a dentist regularly.
She served up liquefied meals to these unsuspecting customers and they captured their reactions for an attention-grabbing look at the potential consequences of avoiding the dentist. Fortunately, this taste of the future can be avoided. Aspen Dental is one of the largest and fastest-growing networks of dental care providers in the U.S., providing millions of Americans with access to quality, affordable dental care to help keep their mouths on track.
To show my kids just how important it is to keep up with good oral hygiene we did a little experiment like Danica did. We made smoothie versions of our favorite Friday night pizza dinner: jalepeno pineapple pizza and salad. Yum! The kids couldn’t wait to try it. –no, of course, I’m completely joking. It was a disgusting mess! I’m pretty sure we’ll never eat pizza again! Check out the “unique” creations she served up to unsuspecting fans in Charlotte to see more information about maintaining good oral health and to view the “A Taste of the Future” video featuring Danica Patrick. If you don’t want your future meals to look like they were made by Danica Patrick’s Easy Eats food truck, then don’t avoid regular visits to the dentist.
Practicing good oral health today is important to maintaining your future health!