June is Oral Health Month
The first day of oral health month in the United States is June 1st. Oral health is essential year-round. However, individuals bring more focus and awareness to light during this month. In 2012, the brand Colgate named June as oral health month, and since then, it has been celebrated in the U.S. by dental hygienists and others within the dental field.
During oral health month, awareness is brought to maintaining good oral hygiene for children, adults, and elders, too! Thus, it is no coincidence that June was chosen as the month to discuss the importance of a good oral health routine.
June is the first month of summer vacation, which means that parents can spend more time with their kids to teach them the importance of good dental care. Instead of rushing in the morning to get their children to school, parents can teach proper brushing and flossing techniques. The American Dental Association, ADA, offers printable activity sheets that anyone can use to encourage great dental habits over the summer.
Oral Care Basics
Ensuring that individuals of any age are taking care of oral health basics is essential for a healthy mouth. A few of the primary care tasks for good oral hygiene include:
- Brushing twice a day
- Flossing once or twice a day
- Using mouthwash
- Regular dental check-ups
Speak with a dental hygienist for more information on the different steps people can take to ensure a healthy mouth for years to come.
Oral Health is Important
Taking proper care of your teeth and gums will keep your mouth healthy and your teeth in tip-top shape! By keeping good oral hygiene, harmful bacteria that live in the mouth won’t decay the teeth. In addition, preserving a natural, white smile is vital to excellent oral health and overall health.
Contact Dr. Pollock
There are several great resources available online or through a dental hygienist, oral surgeon, or any other individual in the dental industry. If bad oral health has created any issues in an individual’s teeth, gums, or jaw, Dr. Pollock would love to assess and fix these issues. To contact Rockwall Oral Surgery, please call us at (469) 264-8921 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Individuals can schedule an appointment or consultation with Dr. Pollock if needed. We’d love to work towards showing off your bright, healthy smile!