October: National Dental Hygiene Month

The Sheridan Press –

The timing of this article couldn’t be better from this dental hygienist’s point of view. We are just wrapping up September, which in our world is Dental Infection Control Awareness Month (see last year’s health watch column) and we’re about to kick off October, National Dental Hygiene Month (NDHM).

The American Dental Hygienists’ Association and its partners work to raise public awareness about good oral health year round, but especially during NDHM. In addition to focusing on the four components of good oral health maintenance — brushing teeth twice daily, cleaning between the teeth every day, rinsing with mouthwash and chewing sugar-free gum — NDHM also celebrates the important role that dental hygienists play in preventive oral health care, patient education and improving the public’s oral and overall health. So, if you happen to be visiting your dental hygienist this month, don’t be surprised if there’s an added emphasis on prevention and overall health.

See the full article here.