October is National Dental Hygiene Month

Your hygienist is an essential member of your oral health team.  They work together with the dentist to ensure your teeth are cleaned, examined for gum disease, necessary diagnostic x-rays are taken and provide instruction for your preventive oral care.  Parkview Dental has an amazing dental hygiene team… Pam, Tracy, Amy and Sara.

Also this month, the American Dental Hygiene Association and the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company are teaming up to create awareness of maintaining good oral health.  The campaign focuses on four components to a healthy mouth…

Brush.                                                                

Twice a day for two minutes each time.

Floss.

Flossing is the single most important factor in preventing gum disease.

Rinse.

Rinse with a mouthwash that carries the ADA Seal of Acceptance.

Chew.

Chew sugar-free gum after eating. This helps create saliva that neutralizes acid and prevents cavities.

Fresh breath, strong teeth and healthy gums are all part of your oral health.  And maintaining oral health starts with a conversation.  Talk to your dental hygienist today about these four simple ways you can make and keep your mouth clean and healthy.  If you haven’t seen one of our hygienists lately, now is the time.  Call to schedule an appointment today at 320-587-2726 or request an appointment online here.