Learn why Dental Hygiene Awareness Month is so important to your health
Fall is upon us. The weather is cooling down. It’s time to put the spotlight on Dental Hygiene Awareness Month – which the nation observes every October. At The Dental Medical Convergence, we’re advocating to spotlight oral health every day. We’re also happy to use this month to recognize why oral health is so important – after all, we’re always sharing the research showing oral health is connected to overall health.
Did you know poor oral health is linked to cardiovascular disease, pregnancy complications, and Alzheimer’s disease, among other health conditions? That’s why it’s so important to implement a proper oral care routine on a daily basis. We encourage you to spend between seven and 10 minutes each day cleaning your teeth and gums.
Visiting a dentist on a regular basis is another effective way to prevent oral health issues. A dentist will monitor your teeth and gums for signs of gum disease, oral cancer, and other dental problems. A dentist will help you come up with the right oral care plan for your teeth based on what’s going on in your mouth. Prevention is the best way to save time and money on dental and health care costs.
We also want to recognize dental hygienists and the role they play in oral care. When you visit the dentist, hygienists thoroughly clean your teeth and gums and help remove plaque buildup, which can lead to cavities. They look for signs of tooth and gum issues and alert dentists to any signs of trouble. A routine visit to the dentist can be crucial to maintaining your oral health.
The simple habit of caring for your teeth and gums will have a lifetime of benefits – from reducing your risk of developing cavities and gum disease to preventing poor oral health, which can lead to cardiovascular disease and other serious health conditions. Take a moment this month to make sure you have a dental cleaning on the calendar and follow us to learn oral care tips.