2018 Oral Hygiene Month

Happy October!

Did you know October is National Dental Hygiene Month? If you didn’t, that’s what we’re here for! We wanted to bring attention to oral hygiene and give some pointers on how to keep your mouth looking and feeling great! There are four things that will help keep your oral hygiene on track:

  1. Brush your teeth (at least) twice a day for two minutes each time                                                                                                                                                                                    
    • Brush at least 2x a day for 2 minutes with a soft-bristled toothbrush
    • Change your tooth brush every 3-4 months
    • Hold brush tips at a 45-degree-angle to clean at the gum line while brushing the inner AND outer surfaces of each tooth
    • Consider an electric toothbrush!
      • Keep reading for a discount on Sonicares!
  1. Floss every dayRemove the bacteria from the gum-line and voila! No more bleeding!
    • Consider carrying around floss picks and using traditional floss when able to.                                                                                                                                                               
  2. Rinse with mouthwashRinsing will help slow acid formation and tooth decay after meals until you have time to brush
    • FRESH BREATH!!!!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

and last but certainly not least,

  1. Stay up to date with your dental cleanings!
    • Oral hygiene can affect your overall body health
    • Poor oral health may lead to diabetes and heart disease
    • Your wallet can also catch a break by performing preventative services to keep from costly procedures in the future.

Keep these factors in mind when thinking about your oral hygiene. A healthy mouth can help you live a healthier life. And for taking the time to read this blog, we are offering 10% off a Sonicare toothbrush plus a mail in rebate if you call and schedule your bi-annual cleaning! Just mention this post when scheduling and we can see which toothbrush would best suit your needs.

Visit www.vfdentist.com to schedule today or call (804)360-0355.



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