Did you know that October was officially named the National Dental Hygiene Month? At Lembo Montgomery Dentistry, we make it our mission to never forget about our patients’ needs, and, this year, our dental care professionals have committed themselves to working extra hard to ensure you receive the best care and insight on how to live a healthy, happy and cavity-free life.
Dental Hygiene, Care and Prevention
The Wrigley Oral Healthcare Program (WOHP) and the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) have named October the National Dental Hygiene month for the seventh year in a row. This year, we’d like to give all our patients the best of wishes and offer you some quick and practical tips to keep those pearly whites shining.
When it comes to taking care of your teeth, it’s all about prevention and long-term care. A good dental hygiene routine should first of all consist of a few basic steps for oral and general health:
• Brush for two minutes twice each day to keep gingivitis, caries and other dental problems at bay.
• Remember to use proper flossing technique to remove unwanted food particles and avoid tooth decay.
• Remove bacteria and biofilm properly with an antimicrobial mouth rinse.
• Chew sugar-free chewing gum after meals, and you will complete your healthy oral hygiene routine to keep your pH at an optimal level.
Don’t forget to follow a proper, healthy diet, free of high sugar content. Stay away from sugar, pastries and soft drinks as much as possible and replace them with delicious healthy alternatives, such as whole grains, fruit, vegetables, lean meat and low-fat dairy products.
Call Us If You Need Anything!
This month, we want to make sure that you can stay healthy and keep that charismatic smile brighter than ever! Of course, dental health issues can still crop up at times, and prevention is key to avoiding them before they start taking hold.
Don’t forget that our friendly dental care experts at Lembo Montgomery Dentistry will help you out whether you need a basic check-up, an extraction or anything else. Contact us today for a dental health check up