A clean mouth is a way to promote better health and a smile! October is National Dental Hygiene Month, where our team honors our hard-working, dedicated dental hygienists for the great care they provide when it comes to protecting your smile! Their goal is simple: helping you achieve greater oral health by helping you keep away cavities and gum disease from your smile.
National Dental Hygiene Month
As you can see, our dental hygienists aren’t just here to clean your teeth and make them shine; they are part of your dental team that routinely monitors your dental health to spot developing problems. So what can you do to observe National Dental Hygiene Month? We have some ideas to help you keep your smile on track!
-Floss daily. Not just once in a while and especially not just when you have your next dental visit! Flossing is important because it cleans the parts of your teeth that your toothbrush can’t, namely, between teeth and below the gum line. You would never just brush your teeth before a visit to our team, so don’t do that with flossing either!
-Brush long enough. Two solid minutes of brushing per session are ideal, not too much, but not too little! A clean mouth means brighter teeth, healthier gums and better breath!
-Don’t skip an oral rinse. Rinsing with an ADA-approved antibacterial mouthwash is a great way to wash away lingering oral bacteria. It helps promote healthier gums, teeth and breath!
Treat Your Smile Every Day
If you want to recreate the amazing feeling of smooth teeth at home, brush your teeth twice a day following these tips. While our hygienists can give you a fresh start during your regular cleanings, the best way to treat your teeth and gums is by cleaning them every day, twice a day. Trust us, you’ll notice the difference at your next dental cleaning in West Chester, Pennsylvania, and so will we! We welcome you to call us at 484-887-0777 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Sara Bekyan at Westtown Dental Care.