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National Dental Hygiene Month

Just in time for Trick or Treat

Here’s a short and sweet list of oral health tips.

Dental Hygiene
October – renowned for caramel apples, candy corn and all sorts of sugary-Halloween treats. But its also National Dental Hygiene Month (NDHM) and a perfect time to remember “Oral Health = Overall Health!”

Preventing tooth decay and gum disease begins with a commitment to “Do The Daily 4” according to the American Dental Hygienists’ Association. For those who need a refresher, these four most important components include:

  1. Brush 2x a Day, for 2 Minutes
    Reduce sticky-icky plaque. Prevent tooth decay. Lessen the likelihood of gum disease. Simply remember to brush your teeth for two minutes – once in the morning and before bed at night.
  2. Floss Daily
    Reach the spaces a toothbrush won’t. Remove the food regular brushing can’t. Flossing will do both and more to prevent bad breath and avoid infection that can cause other health issues.
  3. Daily Rinsing with Mouthwash
    Swish to the right. Swoosh to the left. By rinsing with an anti-microbial, ADA-approved mouthwash even once a day can go a long way in maintaining the best possible oral health.
  4. Chewing Sugar-Free Gum
    On the go between meetings. No time before the soccer game. Grabbing a piece of sugar-free gum after meals stimulates saliva – a key natural defense in the fight against tooth decay.

So as we celebrate NDHM, remember to “Do The Daily 4” and schedule your next professional cleaning. If you have questions or concerns, contact Amsterdam Dental Group or your dentist.

Source: http://dentalpatientnews.com/4-smile-tips-for-national-dental-hygiene-month/