October is National Dental Hygiene Month

October is National Dental Hygiene Month

National Dental Hygienist Month banner

October is National Dental Hygiene Month! This is the time of the year where we celebrate the work dental hygienists do, and we help raise awareness on the importance of good oral health. We encourage our pediatric dental patients to focus on these daily four routines to maintain a healthy smile: Brush Twice a Day, Floss Daily, Rinse With Mouthwash and Chew Sugar-Free Gum.

Among the many healthy issues that dental hygienists address, the top 5 are:

  • Periodontal Disease
  • Teeth Whitening
  • General Oral Care
  • Caries (cavaties)
  • Inflammation

We thank our hygienists for providing these top services to our pediatric patients:

  • Oral Hygiene Education
  • Prophylaxis
  • Fluoride Treatments
  • Dental Hygiene Assessment
  • Periodontal Scaling & Root Planing

According to a September 2018 dental hygienist opinion survey, 94% of dental hygienists are satisfied in their careers. That’s a fantastic statistic! We’d like to thank our own dental hygienist staff – Deanna, Jen, Haley and Sue for providing a high level of the above-mentioned services to our patients.