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‘Tis the Season for Dental Hygiene

Want to know a fun dental fact? October is known as National Dental Hygiene Month, which is also the beginning of two very sweet holidays – Halloween and Christmas. So, let’s celebrate this month with a few reminders about taking care of your pearly whites:

Brush for two minutes twice a day. We all brush our teeth, but many of us don’t brush long enough. The general consensus is to do it for at least two minutes, making sure that you reach every part of your mouth. This includes your tongue, as well as the roof of your mouth.

Floss every day. Flossing helps remove all the particles that may be stuck between your teeth, where your brush can’t reach. Make this a habit and your chances of getting any kind of periodontal or gum disease will go down dramatically.

Chew sugar-free gum. If you’re always on the go, count on a sugar-free chewing gum to do the trick when a toothbrush isn’t handy. Gum helps stimulate the production of saliva, which is your body’s natural defense against tooth decay.

Visit your Castro Valley dentist regularly. Regular checkups and cleaning are crucial when it comes to your oral and even, overall health. Studies show a link between bacterial infections of the mouth traveling and spreading throughout the whole body.

If you have children, teach them to do the same as well. Building good dental habits at a young age is crucial as they grow up. After all, a healthy set of pearly whites contribute to fantastic overall health.

Contact Creative Dimensions Dentistry in Castro Valley, CA at 510-881-8010 to schedule an appointment for a checkup today. 

Creative Dimensions Dentistry proudly serves Castro Valley, San Leandro, Hayward, Oakland, Fremont, Russell City and all surrounding areas.

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