The month of October is especially busy this year. There are fall celebrations to prepare for, many children are in a virtual, hybrid, or in-person class setting, it’s a presidential election year, and football is back! While many of us are decorating in a ghoulish manner and enjoying pumpkin spice everything, October is National Dental Hygiene Month and serves as an important reminder to make time for diligent dental hygiene practice even when life is busy.
A continuing priority for the Kentucky Oral Health Coalition is offering updated news, tips, and educational resources that promote healthy mouths for children, teens, and adults. Additionally, we’ve highlighted a few resources as you head back to the dental office for a routine cleaning and dental exam.
Resources KOHC has provided in recent months:
- Dr. Julie McKee explains changes patients will notice when going to their dentist
- What to Expect as Dental Offices Reopen
- Rockin’ Your Oral Health Routine
- Oral Health Care for Seniors
Resources promoting dental hygiene to keep teeth squeaky clean:
- Give Your Baby the Best Possible Start
- How to Prevent Tooth Decay in Your Baby
- Children’s Oral Health Overview
- Mouth Healthy Tips for Teens
- Mouth Healthy Tips for Adults Under 40
- Mouth Healthy Tips for Adults 40-60
We hope you enjoy all the month has to offer by practicing diligent dental hygiene, scheduling routine dental visits, and celebrate the care that dental hygienists provide every day by greeting them with a big smile and a thank you at your next visit. And last but not least, be sure to celebrate November 1st as National Brush Day!
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