October Is National Dental Hygiene Month

Dental hygiene is essential not just for your oral health, but also for your overall well-being. As National Dental Hygiene Month, October provides the perfect opportunity to consider your family’s dental habits. 

Take a look at these key tips your family can follow to maintain healthy and beautiful smiles all year long.

Brush and Floss Regularly

It’s important to brush your teeth at least twice a day — once when you wake up and once before bed. You also want to make sure you’re flossing every day.

When you eat, the bacteria in your mouth feed off of microscopic food particles, creating acids that wear down your enamel. By brushing and flossing your teeth regularly, you remove those food particles and reduce the bacteria that cause problems. For the best results, use a fluoride toothpaste.

Eat More Fruits and Vegetables

Fruits and vegetables, especially the crunchy kind, like carrots, celery, and apples are packed with vitamins and minerals your teeth need to remain healthy. Avoid excessive sugars including carbohydrates to help prevent dental decay.

See Your Dentist Often

Everyone should see the dentist at least twice a year to check that small issues don’t become bigger, more costly problems. Your dentist will be able to spot any issues that arise before they become serious, allowing you to prevent problems like cavities and gum disease. 

Celebrate With Exceptional Care From Our Team

This October, make a point of observing National Dental Hygiene Month by scheduling an appointment at David W. Piper, DMD Family Dentistry. We provide high-quality services in Largo, FL, for the whole family with a gentle, personalized approach — contact us by calling 727-548-7100 today. 


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