October is National Dental Hygiene Month
October is National Dental Hygiene Month. It is a celebration for dental hygienists, and the work that they do to promote good oral and overall health. We all know that our hygiene team here at Flower Mound Dental: Dr. William E. Wyatt Jr. DDS
, are truly dedicated to the health of each and every one of our patients.
This year, the awareness is focusing on four routines that can help people maintain healthy smiles: Brush, Floss, Rinse, and Chew. According to MouthHealthy.org
, the American Dental Association’s consumer website, the ADA recommends brushing your teeth twice a day, for two minutes, with a soft-bristled brush. The size and shape of the brush should fit the mouth allowing you to reach all areas easily.
- Brush the outer surfaces, the inner surfaces and the chewing
surfaces of the teeth
- To clean the inside surfaces of the front teeth, tilt the brush
vertically and make several up and down strokes
- Brush your tongue to remove bacteria and keep your breath fresh
Although recent news reports have questioned its benefits of cleaning between your teeth, it is still an essential part of taking care of your teeth and gums, according to MouthHealthy.org
. The ADA recommends cleaning between your teeth once a day to remove plaque that is not removed by brushing. Plaque can eventually harden into calculus or tartar. Because teeth alone account for less than half of the mouth, rinsing can help eliminate bacteria that brushing and flossing cannot. Rinsing often, along with brushing and flossing, may help reduce the chance of cavities and infection. Lastly, clinical studies have shown that chewing sugarless gum for 20 minutes following meals can help prevent cavities. The chewing of sugarless gum increases the flow of saliva, which washes away food and other debris, and neutralizes acids produced by bacteria in the mouth.
Adults Have Dental Concerns, Too!
As an adult, you are not immune to dental problems. In addition to maintaining a good home care routine, the best thing you can do is to schedule regular dental checkups and professional
cleanings. You also have a variety of cosmetic options available
, including orthodontics (braces)
, whitening (both in-office and at-home) and bonding (veneers).
Let’s make sure you’re scheduled for your preventative care visit with one of our amazing hygienists. Give Mary a call at (972) 355-2222
to schedule your appointment. For all new clients, when you call in October to schedule your appointment, our National Dental Hygiene Month gift to you is a FREE Dental Exam
. (Value $75) We look forward to seeing you soon, and don’t forget to focus on the Daily 4: Brush, Floss, Rinse, and Chew!
New to Flower Mound? In search of a new dental provider?
Are you new to Flower Mound? Have you lived here in Flower Mound for many years? If you are looking for a new dentist in Flower Mound, either for the first time, or looking for a new dentist in Flower Mound, come and see Flower Mound Dental: Dr. William E. Wyatt Jr. DDS
. We are a terrific dentist office in Flower Mound and can provide for all of your Flower Mound dentist needs.
About Flower Mound Dental: William E. Wyatt Jr. DDS
Flower Mound Dental: William E. Wyatt Jr. DDS, is here to meet all of your dental needs by providing truly gentle, exceptional dentistry, whether you need a filling, cleaning, whitening, root canal, or any other dental service. Located in Flower Mound, in the Kroger Shopping Center, near Lifetime Fitness, our professional and friendly team will provide you and your entire family with a comfortable and superior dental experience that you won’t find anywhere else. We want you to be comfortable and we want you to bring us your questions and concerns. Our commitment to oral hygiene and your overall wellness results in personalized and comprehensive visits with you to ensure we meet all of your health needs. Dr. Wyatt is a leading professional in his field and takes special care with each person in a calm and inviting atmosphere that will make you feel right at home.
For more information visit www.flowermounddental.com or follow us on Twitter @FloMoDental.
About William E. Wyatt Jr. DDS:
When it comes to dental education, you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone more knowledgeable than Dr. Wyatt. Dr. Wyatt is actively involved in many facets of continuing education, participating in dental conferences, symposia, and fellowships. In 1986, he received his Fellowship from the Academy of General Dentistry, which requires at least 500 hours of additional continuing education and the passage of a rigorous written exam. He has studied with some of the most respected dentists in the nation and the world. The Texas State Board of Dental Examiners requires 12 hours of continuing education every year to maintain licensure. Dr. Wyatt regularly averages at least 200 hours per year; 1600% more than he’s legally required to do. This affords him access to the latest technological advances in cosmetic, laser, and restorative dentistry.
Dr. Wyatt is a member of the following prestigious organizations:
He is very active in his local community as a featured speaker in the chamber of commerce and other organizations, plus Dr. Wyatt is also a published author on Dentaltown. Follow Dr. Wyatt on Twitter @DrWilliamWyatt.
- The Academy of General Dentistry
- The American Association of Cosmetic Dentistry
- The American Dental Implant Association
- The American Dental Institute
- American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (accreditation in progress)