Dakota Dental Announces Participation in National Dental Hygiene Month

Top Quote Dakota Dental is bringing awareness to the Daily 4, an ADHA initiative during October's National Hygiene Month. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) October 28, 2015 - Apple Valley, MN, USA -- Dakota Dental is taking part in the American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA) National Dental Hygiene Month during the month of October. This is the sixth year that the ADHA has teamed up with the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company to increase public awareness for maintaining good oral health. For this year's National Dental Hygiene Month, the focus is on the "Daily 4": brushing, flossing, mouthwash, and sugar-free gum. Dakota Dental is proud to take part and support the Daily 4 and help patients get involved through their dental services.

    The Daily 4 is an easy, concise way for dentists and dental hygienists to talk with patients about the importance of dental health and taking care of their teeth. It acts as a simple checklist to work towards not only healthy teeth, but also improved overall health.

    The Daily 4 consists of:
    - Brushing twice a day
    - Flossing daily
    - Rinsing with mouthwash
    - Chewing sugar-free gum

    Breaking down healthy oral habits into these categories can make preventive dental care seem less daunting and easier for everyone to do, and also make it easy to remember. Brushing twice a day - once in the morning and once at night - is one of the most important things you can do to take care of your teeth. Flossing daily and rinsing with mouthwash will help fight against gum diseases like gingivitis. And chewing sugar-free gum for 20 minutes after eating or drinking stimulates saliva production by 10 times the normal rate - which actually is very beneficial. The saliva neutralizes acids and can help repair early tooth decay.

    Dakota Dental is taking part in National Dental Hygiene Month and encourages patients to get involved. In addition to the Daily 4, Dakota Dental recommends making an appointment and talking with their family dentists about taking care of your teeth and getting regular cleanings. Meet with the experienced dentists in Apple Valley at Dakota Dental and help spread the word about the Daily 4.

    Media Contact:
    Dr. Shelley Wakefield
    Dakota Dental
    14682 Pennock Avenue
    Apple Valley, MN 55124
    swakefield ( @ ) dakotadental dot com

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