October is National Dental Hygiene Month

Toddler smiling while brushing her teeth

Toddler smiling while brushing her teeth

A healthy smiles means a healthy child. There are four important components to a healthy mouth: BRUSH, FLOSS, RINSE and CHEW.

BRUSH: Brushing for two minutes is the single most important method for reducing plaque, preventing cavities, gingivitis and other plaque-related diseases.

FLOSS: Flossing removes plaque and food bits that cannot be reached by a toothbrush. Not flossing can lead to tooth decay and gum disease.

RINSE: Rinsing with mouth wash is an important tool to help prevent gum disease.

CHEW: Sugar free gum is not recommended for children but in between meals and drinks adults are encouraged to chew sugar free gum to help protect your teeth.

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