National Dental Hygiene Month is our favorite month of the year, because it allows us to discuss our passion without any limitations. With a lot of emphasis on patient health, the oral health is a critical care which is not only visible immediately but also a healthy indication of other malfunctions which may be early deducted in association with oral examinations.
Anyways, this year the American Dental Hygienist Association (ADHA) has come up with a whole new approach for dental offices, and we wanted to share this idea with you. It is called “Do the daily 4”.
What is the Daily 4?
All you need to do is brush twice a day, floss once a day, rinse and chew sugar-free gum once a day. That’s it. By just adding four small things to your daily routine you can improve your dental health and overall well-being.
How to Do the Daily Four RIGHT
The Daily 4 isn’t just about establishing good habits, it is about doing so in the right way. Here are the basics you need to do to correctly implement the daily 4 as part of your life.
Brushing for two minutes is the single most important method for reducing plaque, preventing cavities, gingivitis and other plaque-related diseases.
Flossing removes plaque and food bits that cannot be reached by a toothbrush. Not flossing can lead to tooth decay and gum disease. Figure out what makes flossing difficult for you, so that a dental hygienist can work with you to pick out floss that works for you.
Rinsing with mouth wash is an important tool to help prevent gum disease. Rinsing with cold water also a natural massage to the mouth like treating your body with a fresh jettison of cold water shower.
Sugar free gums while not much recommended for children, certainly are an aiding factor to adults enhancing their oral health. IT improves muscle strength in the jaws and also replenishes good flow of Saliva
Conclusion on National Dental Hygiene Month
These are basic steps which is formulating a good daily dentistry practices. This helps us to ensure the care necessary for our precious pearls to be bright and beautiful. There is always a lot to learn and enjoy being cared by dental hygienist – talk to us for ongoing specials and visit by to say hello to allow us to cherish your precious smiles for you.