Don’t get Spooked During Dental Hygiene Month

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Spooky season is not just about Halloween these days; it’s also time for National Dental Hygiene Month! Neglecting oral health care can lead to debilitating pain and discomfort — Scary stuff! Costa Dentistry is spotlighting oral hygiene and the unique role dental hygienists play in helping patients maintain better oral health. 

The Importance of Oral Hygiene and Dental Hygienists

Skilled dental hygienists meticulously clean your teeth and gums, removing plaque and tartar buildup, while also providing valuable insights on proper oral care practices. Dental hygienists are passionate advocates for preventative dentistry, emphasizing the importance of regular checkups and cleanings to prevent dental issues down the road. Learn more about hygiene maintenance at Costa Dentistry

Good oral hygiene is much more than just having a bright, white smile. It’s a vital aspect of maintaining your overall health and well-being. Your mouth is the entry point for the entire digestive system, making oral health a fundamental part of your overall wellness. Proper oral care can prevent various oral diseases, including cavities, gum disease and oral cancer. 

Protecting Your Oral Health with Costa Dentistry

To help you practice good oral hygiene, we have some essential tips for maintaining top-notch oral health:

  • Brush and Floss Regularly: Brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss to clean between your teeth and along the gumline. This will ensure the clearing away of stray food particles and tooth-destroying dental plaque.
  • Visit Your Dentist: Regular dental check-ups are essential for early detection and prevention of oral issues. Our dentists can perform cleanings, X-rays and screenings for oral cancer. Make an appointment.
  • Hydrate and Monitor Your Eating Habits: Restrict the consumption of both sweetened and acidic foods and beverages as they can promote tooth decay. Stick to a balanced diet and drink water regularly throughout your day to rinse away food particles.
  • Avoid Smoking and Tobacco Products: The use of tobacco and smoking heightens the likelihood of oral cancer, gum ailments and tooth loss. 

National Dental Hygiene Month is a reminder that maintaining good oral hygiene is about safeguarding your overall health and well-being for better oral health. 

So, this October, celebrate by taking a step toward better oral care by scheduling an appointment with Costa Dentistry today.