Well, we’ve heard it all before–from our friends, our colleagues, our partners. Fall cleaning. The twin sibling of Spring cleaning. It’s time to clean the garage. Or the basement. And you know what? Generally speaking, we get the things cleaned that need to be cleaned. While October is known for pumpkins and kids and playing in leaves, it’s also known is some circles for being National Dental Hygiene Month. You know what that does? It shines light on the same old cleaning routines we’ve come to know. And love. A little, at least.
It’s a great time to shore up those old habits that might have begun to slip over time. Remember brushing and flossing at least once a day? How about twice? Remember how good it is to attend to your teeth after meals? But maybe this October you can learn a few new things. Like that regular dental check ups actually have a direct effect on your overall health. Recent studies have proven that poor oral health can result in heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and even Alzheimer’s disease. You read that right. Your dentist–and even before that, your dental hygienist–may be the first person to catch a serious medical issue. And getting those great habits into your children’s lives is essential.
So it would be worth a little bit of your time to check in with us this month. We’ll be handing out a host of tips and tricks to help you get some good new routines in place to keep your mouth healthy and happy. At Westerville Pediatric Dental, we care a great deal about preventive care for your kids’ oral health. The more we can empower you to take better care of your whole kid’s smiles, the better we all are. Visit our website to schedule your check-ups! Start in October for a feel-good treat.