Halloween may make October the month you think about candy the most, but did you know that it is also National Dental Hygiene Month (NDHM)? For the seventh year, the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) and the Wrigley Oral Healthcare Program are hosting NDHM. All month long, we are celebrating the work that dental hygienists do in bringing us good oral care and practicing good oral habits ourselves.
Here’s 3 Ways you can Celebrate NDHM:
- Practice Good Dental Hygiene – Of course our team at Dr. Gabhart’s office hopes you are doing this every month, but in one way or another we all can do something to up our dental hygiene practices. Do you usually brush your teeth but only occasionally floss? Use the rest of this month to floss daily! Maybe take the rest of this month to hold off on candy (of course, we won’t blame you if you have a couple pieces on the 31st to wrap up all your hard work)!
- Make an Appointment with your Dentist – Have you seen your dentist within the past six months? If not, we encourage you to give him or her a call today and set up a cleaning. If you are looking for a dentist, we are always accepting new patients at Dr. Gabhart’s office and would be happy to have you. Read this blog post to find out what you can expect when you come to visit us.
- Spread Awareness – Tell the world what you are doing for Dental Hygiene Month by posting your goals and hard work on social media. Be sure to use #DentalHygieneMonth and #NDHM2016. Every week in October, ADHA will hold a fun new Instagram contest to highlight the “Daily 4” (chew, brush, floss, rinse). The contests are easy to win, so why not participate for your chance at a cash prize of up to $200 dollars? Don’t forget to follow ADHA on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for #NDHM2016 updates and tips.
Our team at Dr. Gabhart’s office cares about your oral health and we hope that you do too! Use this month to get a better routine, schedule an appointment and spread awareness. Your smile is worth it!
For more information on National Dental Hygiene Month, go here.