This October we will be celebrating National Hygiene Month! The goal of National Dental Hygiene Month is to raise awareness of habits that promote a healthy smile. Organizations like the American Dental Hygienists Association and American Dental Association make dental hygiene easy by focusing on four key ingredients. BRUSH, FLOSS, RINSE AND CHEW.
1. Floss Every Day
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 in. Flossing prevents tartar build up, bad breath and gum disease.
2. 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 and morning get brushing, for two solid minutes.
3. Rinse With Mouthwash
Another thing that people think is optional with oral hygiene is mouthwash. however, it shouldn’t be. Aim to make rinsing with mouthwash a regular occurrence after you brush and floss. This antimicrobial rinse will help kill remaining bacteria left behind and keep your breath fresh. Our Hygienist are ready to assist you in each visit with the products that are best for you.
4. Chew with Sugar Free Gum
Chewing gum can protect the teeth due to the increase of saliva which washes away the acids left over by bacteria. It also has the ADA seal of acceptance which means it demonstrates evidence of beneficial results.
Did you know that your gums are connected to the health of your heart and blood vessels?
Ignoring your oral health can cause bacteria and plaque to build up on your teeth and gums. When left untreated, plaque hardens into tartar and gingivitis develops. Gingivitis is the earliest stage of periodontal or gum disease.
Symptoms of disease include:
Without treatment, gum disease can cause serious dental problems, including tooth decay, oral infections, and tooth loss. Studies also show a strong connection between gum disease and heart disease since severe gum disease can lead to thickening of the blood vessels in the neck.
Fortunately, good oral health can prevent all of that.
Trust us to take matters into our hands and Schedule your cleaning today!! At Bogota Dental Center we can help you. We have 2 locations and all specialist in the same place. Take advantage of our new dental promotion and specials. Call us to schedule today.
Hopefully these tips helped show you a few ways that taking care of your teeth and gums can benefit your overall health and wellness and we look forward to seeing you soon.
Happy National Dental Hygiene month,
Bogota Dental Center
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