There’s truly nothing better than dental hygiene! In fact, we love it so much, we think it’s worth celebrating for an entire month. Hence the recognition of October as National Dental Hygiene Month. This month is all about celebrating healthy teeth and mouths, as well as the hard work your dental hygienist puts in to help keep them that way!
Why is Dental Hygiene Month so important?
First off, Dental Hygiene Month is important to celebrate because it helps encourage oral health. After all, no one likes a dirty month and proper oral hygiene is the best way to keep bacteria and periodontal disease at bay. Without practicing proper oral hygiene, you put yourself at risk for cavities, gum disease and much more. That’s why we love any chance we can get to promote the importance of dental hygiene.
Dental Hygiene Month is also an opportunity for us to say thanks to the hardworking dental professionals who help keep our mouths clean, namely dental hygienists. From cleanings to treatment plans, there’s nothing these professionals can’t and won’t do in the sake of oral health. You can read all about the work of a dental hygienist here.
How to Celebrate
The best way to celebrate Dental Hygiene Month? With proper dental hygiene, of course! Here are some tips:
- Floss every single day
- Brush twice a day for two minutes
- Use mouthwash
- Drink lots of water
How do you plan to celebrate?