May is National Dental Care Month
Dental care is essential to your general health and well-being.
Oral disease can cause pain and infections that may lead to problems with eating, speaking, and learning. It can also affect social interaction and employment potential. The three oral conditions that most affect overall health and quality of life are cavities, severe gum disease, and severe tooth loss. It’s important to keep up with your oral health!
The Importance of National Dental Care Month
During the month of May, National Dental Care Month takes time to remind us of the importance of caring for our pearly whites.
Today, oral hygiene is learned at an early age. Brush twice a day, floss, keep the sugary snacks to a minimum and see your dentist twice a year. That’s what we learn. Beyond childhood, it seems, we forget all we have learned.
A healthy smile requires continued healthy habits. Maintaining those habits reduce not only the risks of cavities and infection but the costs associated with long-term dental repairs. If it’s been awhile since your last visit, understand that dentists today appreciate your fears. They will do everything they can to alleviate your anxiety and get your smile back on track
What You Can Do During Dental Care Month
National Dental Care Month brings awareness just in time for a summer full of family reunions, weddings, and vacations – all times when we love to take pictures and smile! So, brush up on your dental care and check up with your dentist.
1. Review your dental care habits
2. Remember, dentistry isn’t expensive, neglect is.
3. Check in with your dentist to ensure you are maintaining a healthy smile
4. Make the recommended adjustments to your routine or keep up with the healthy ones you already have
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