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October is the Month of Smiles

A lot of fun stuff happens in October: Oktoberfest, Pizza Month, and Halloween. And all can cause havoc on your dental hygiene. Good thing October is also National Dental Hygiene Month.

By FRANZ A.D. MORALES
Published: Tuesday, October 15, 2013 | 12:31 PM

Oktoberfest, pizza month, and Halloween equals beer, pizza, and candies. The mere mention of these October celebrations is enough to make your teeth quake in its roots. Fortunately, October is also National Dental Hygiene Month, so it all peters out right?

It does, if you practice proper dental hygiene.

As part of National Dental Hygiene Month, which coincidentally this year marks the centennial celebration of the founding of dental hygiene in 1913, dentists worldwide are pushing for everyone to follow basic dental hygiene practices to keep your teeth and mouth healthy and clean.

Remember the three steps to healthy teeth and gums:

Brush. Brushing for two minutes, twice a day. The single most important method for reducing plaque and other oral problems, brushing for two minutes, twice a day is crucial for maintaining a healthy smile.

Floss. Daily flossing removes plaque and other food particles that cannot be reached by a toothbrush, especially under the gum line and in-between teeth.

Rinse. By rinsing your mouth everyday with an anti-microbial mouthwash, you prevent gum disease. Brushing and flossing takes care of your teeth, but what about the rest of your mouth? Antiseptic mouthwash takes care of the part of your mouth that brushing and flossing can’t get at.

Celebrate National Dental Hygiene Month every day with these three steps, and you’ll find your smile become healthy and glowing.

But to have the perfect smile, sometimes daily oral care is not enough. Which is why a visit to your dentist twice a year is recommended. For the month of October, Flintridge Dental Studio is offering free whitening for life for any patient who comes in for their cleaning and keeps scheduled future appointments.

What’s more, you can boost your daily oral care regimen with a free home whitening kit from Flintridge Dental Studio. Also, for every kept appointment in the future, you get free touch up whitening gels too.

How’s that for complete oral care from Flintridge Dental Studio?

For more information on Flintridge Dental Studio, its services, and proper dental hygiene, visit http://flintridgedentalstudio.com or call (818) 495-4969.

Flintridge Dental Studio is located at 4542 Rinetti Lane, La Canada Flintridge.

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