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October is National Dental Hygiene Month

October is National Dental Hygiene Month

The entire month of October is National Dental Hygiene month, bringing awareness to good overall oral health.

This year, the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) campaign includes four components to help people maintain their oral health including: brushing teeth, flossing, mouthwash and chewing sugar-free gum.

Some general tips from the ADHA include:

  • Always brush for two minutes, two times a day, every day
  • Make sure flossing is a daily habit
  • Use mouthwash to improve oral health
  • Chewing sugar-free gum after eating can help fight tooth decay

All of our hygienist at Mint Hill Dentistry are committed to helping you, our patients, achieve excellent dental health.  We are here to help answer any questions and assist in caring for your teeth to ensure you are always happy with your smile!

To learn more from the ADHA and their campaign, you can visit their website at