October is National Dental Hygiene Month!

Well, we’ve heard it all before–from our friends, our colleagues, our partners. It’s time to clean the garage. Or the basement. Or it’s spring cleaning time. 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 in some circles for being National Dental Hygiene Month. You know what else? It shines a 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? Remember how good it is to attend to your teeth after meals? But maybe this October you can learn a few new things. Like regular dental checkups actually, have a direct impact on your overall health, helping to prevent certain diseases. Numerous studies in recent years have shown that poor oral health can put you at a higher risk for diseases like 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.

So it would be worth a little bit of your time to follow us on Facebook 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 Meyers Family Dental, we care a great deal about preventive care for your oral health. We care about your whole family because we truly are a family practice ourselves. The more we can empower you to take better care of your entire family’s smiles, the better we all are. Call us today to schedule an appointment, and we will help get you and your family on the path to a beautiful healthy smile!