Our team at Boulder Dental Designs wishes you a Happy “National Dental Hygiene Month,” a national effort to celebrate the great work dental hygienists do and help raise awareness on the importance of good Oral Health.
This year, awareness month focuses on three routines that can help people maintain healthy smiles: Brush, Floss, and Visit Your Dentist. Good Oral and Dental hygiene can help prevent bad breath, tooth decay, and gum disease and can help you keep your teeth as you get older. An unhealthy mouth, especially if you have gum disease, may increase your risk of severe health problems such as heart attack, stroke, poorly controlled diabetes, and preterm labor.
Dental hygienists are responsible for cleaning patients’ teeth and removing plaque and tartar buildup. But they’re also responsible for much more. Dental hygienists are often the first person you’ll meet at a dental office, and they’re usually the team members that you’ll spend the most time with.
The next time you’re due for a dental cleaning, make sure to thank your dental hygienist for all they do to help keep your teeth and overall health protected. If you have questions about oral hygiene, from finding the best toothbrush to eliminating bad breath, don’t hesitate to ask your hygienist. They’ll love to help. Or, if it has been a while since your last dental cleaning, be sure to schedule an appointment with one of our amazing dental hygienists.