October is National Dental Hygiene Month and a great reminder about the importance of good oral hygiene routines for your pearly whites.
Did you know that periodontal disease continues to plague millions of Americans, including children? Studies show that an estimated 75% of Americans reportedly have some form of periodontal disease.
Celebrate National Dental Hygiene Month by talking with your hygienist about the 4 simple steps you can take daily to enjoy a lifetime of good oral health:
- Brush 2 Times A Day
- Floss Daily
- Rinse with Mouthwash
- Chew Sugar-Free Gum
In addition to these four important daily habits and good nutrition, visit your dental professional every six months for a thorough teeth cleaning and exam. Following good oral habits is the best way to prevent cavities and gingivitis, to protect your teeth and also contribute to improved overall health.