October is National Dental Hygiene Month

Did you know that October is National Dental Hygiene Month? Last week, we touched on Halloween and the sugary snacks that go with it. This week, we are going to dive into basic dental hygiene, so you can feel fresh beyond the month of October! 

When we think of healthy oral hygiene, we think of:

  • Pink and painless gums (especially painless while brushing and flossing)
  • Clean teeth that lack debris and a bunch of plaque buildup 
  • A lack of continuous bad breath

If you lack any of these 3 standards, we recommend setting up an appointment with us, so we can help and make sure it does not lead to other issues down the line. 

Below is a lost of great oral hygiene practices that we encourage in our clients:

  1. Brush your teeth twice, daily. It is especially important to brush before you go to bed. 
  2. Treat your flossing routine as important as your brushing routine
  3. Use a toothpaste that has fluoride in it
  4. Schedule regular cleanings – tartar buildup is something that your toothbrush just cannot diminish. It’s best to schedule regular cleanings so we can get rid of that plaque!
  5. Eat a healthy diet. What you put in your mouth also affects your oral hygiene. Remember to eat your crunchy veggies and try to limit the amount of alcohol you consume!

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