With October comes changing leaves, chilly breezes . . . and National Dental Hygiene Month! It’s the time to recognize your hygienist for the work they do to keep our mouths, teeth and gums clean and healthy. It’s also a great opportunity to spread the word about the importance of maintaining your oral health.
What’s so great about hygienists?
Your hygienist is so much more than the person who cleans your teeth. Hygienists are gum experts who can educate on and treat all forms of gum disease. They also screen for and/or monitor important aspects of your overall health, including blood pressure, sleep apnea and oral cancer. Many patients spend more time with their hygienist than anyone else in the practice! That means hygienists play a key role in your overall experience at the dental practice, and they place great efforts in building a positive relationship with their patients.
How can I observe dental hygiene month?
The best way to recognize dental hygiene month is to make sure you are caring for your smile with regular preventative appointments. If you don’t have your next visit scheduled, now is a great time! Your hygienist can help remove tartar build-up and detect any potential problems before they worsen. For those with insurance benefits, scheduling before the end of the year also means taking advantage of the benefits already available in your plan. For those who don’t have insurance, no worries! Our Smiles360 Dental Savings Club offers two preventative care visits at no extra cost.
Happy National Dental Hygiene Month!
This National Dental Hygiene Month, say thanks to your hygienist for the great work they do to keep your smile healthy! And don’t forget to floss!