How to Observe National Dental Hygiene Month (NDHM)
This year, NDHM is centered around the four components of good oral health maintenance.
Why is preventative oral health maintenance so important?
Because if we all absorb the message of a diligent daily dental hygiene health regimen we can reduce things like kids tooth decay – about 40% of children have tooth decay by age 5, which causes more than 51 million school hours to be lost each year due to dental-related illnesses.
Tooth decay & gum disease are 100% preventable!!
Good Oral Health = Good Overall Health!
Here’s how to do it…by making sure we all Do The Daily 4…
The Four Components of Good Oral Health Maintenance:
- Brush Twice a Day for Two Minutes
Brushing your teeth twice a day doesn’t only help battle morning breath and that lingering gross taste in your mouth, it also helps reduce the chances that you will develop gum disease. So every morning and every night, squeeze that toothpaste onto your toothbrush and get brushing, for two solid minutes.
- Floss Every Day
Much controversy exists around flossing, but we are here to tell you (with the advice of dentists backing us) that flossing is something you should be doing every day. There are things that brushing just can’t take care of, and that’s where flossing comes i
- Rinse With Mouthwash
Another thing that people think is optional with oral hygiene is mouthwash. But, according to dental hygienists, it shouldn’t be. Aim to make rinsing with mouthwash a regular occurrence after you brush and floss. This antimicrobial rinse will help keep your mouth clean and will do wonders for your breath.
- Chew Sugar Free Gum
Chewing Sugar-Free Gum, especially after eating and drinking, has a positive impact on oral health.
The action of chewing sugar-free gum stimulates the most important natural defense against tooth decay — saliva — which in turn helps fight cavities, neutralizes plaque acids, re-mineralizes enamel to strengthen teeth and washes away food particles.
Your Health Matters!
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