The entire month of October is National Dental Hygiene Month! The month is a great time to celebrate and spread awareness of the importance of dental hygiene. Good dental hygiene is one of the most important parts of strong oral health. It helps keep your smile feeling clean, looking good, and most importantly, feeling good. October is also a great month to consider your dental insurance benefits. Most plans have benefits that expire at the end of the year, which gives you these last few months to use them. If you are in or near Fort Worth, TX, schedule a checkup and cleaning with 7 Day Dental.
When Was Your Last Cleaning?
The American Dental Association recommends having a professional dental cleaning done at least twice a year or every six months. Depending on your smile’s specific needs, your dentist may recommend more or less cleanings than that. Having a cleaning at least every six months allows for any tartar buildup to be removed. Tartar is the substance on the surface of your teeth that is calcified plaque. It leads to tooth decay and cannot be removed at home. At a dental cleaning, your dentist or hygienist may give you personalized tips on how to keep your smile in its optimal condition.
How’s Your Home Routine?
Are you brushing at least twice a day for at least two minutes a session? Are you flossing at least once? Are you rinsing with alcohol-free mouthwash or water? Are you drinking plenty of water throughout the day? Do you chew sugarless gum after meals? If you said no to any of these, try adding them to your home dental hygiene routine? Each of these actions can help remove bacteria from your smile throughout the day.
How Old Is Your Toothbrush?
A toothbrush head or toothbrush should be replaced every three to four months. It may need to be replaced sooner if the bristles are frayed or damaged as they can injure your smile.
Do you have any questions about dental hygiene?
October is National Dental Hygiene Month! To schedule a consultation, call the 7Day Dental office closest to you! Our offices are located in Fort Worth, TX, at 817-405-2001 on Jacksboro Highway, or at 817-405-0195 on Seminary Drive. Our Benbrook office is now open, call 817-349-7860.