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Dental Hygiene Month – 4 Daily Tips For a Healthy Smile

Dental Hygiene Month

WARNING: This fact may startle you:

80 percent of the U.S. population has some form of periodontal (gum) disease.

– From Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Dental Hygiene Month

Despite this statistic, gum and other oral diseases are 100% preventable. The secret: Practicing good, daily dental hygiene. In honor of National Dental Hygiene Month, your Ballard Seattle dentist has the top four daily dental tips you need to do to keep your smile in tip-top shape.


  1. Brush Daily – Always brush two minutes, two times a day.


Brushing your teeth thoroughly (and gently) is the most important method to reducing plaque and preventing tooth decay and gum disease. When brushing, be sure to place the brush head at a 45 degree angle on your gumline and tooth surface while moving the toothbrush in a circular motion. Important: Make sure you replace your toothbrush every three to four months.


  1. Floss Daily – Make it a habit.


Brushing your teeth is extremely important, but it only cleans 70% of your mouth. Flossing covers the other 30% by removing plaque and food particles in between teeth. Neglecting flossing will only increase your chances of tooth decay and gum disease. Talk to our dental hygienists at Smile Ballard to learn the proper way to floss.


  1. Swish and Rinse – Use mouthwash every day.


Incorporating mouthwash into your dental hygiene routine is an important step to a healthy mouth. Be sure to choose an non-alcoholic mouthwash to avoid dry mouth and be sure to look for the ADA Seal of Approval for a supreme healthy mouth.


  1. Chew Sugar-Free Gum – Add some sweetness to your routine.


After every meal and drink, plaque takes the opportunity to produce acid, attacking your smile. Research has shown chewing sugar-free gum after every meal can protect your smile because it increases the quantity of saliva, which neutralizes the acid.


Practice these four tips daily and schedule your biannual check ups with Dr. Curalli in Ballard Seattle to keep your smile healthy for a lifetime!

Dental Hygiene Month

Do you have any questions? Comment in our blog below and we’ll be sure to respond!

9 comments on “Dental Hygiene Month – 4 Daily Tips For a Healthy Smile”
  1. Your post topic is very informative and useful for all readers

  2. Thanks for sharing this nice blog , all information related to our cavity and how can we remove this type of all problem all strategies are beneficial for us . doing a great job, keep it up and all the best.

  3. monika

    Thanks for sharing such an informative blog and your knowledge with us. Good oral and dental hygiene can help prevent bad breath, tooth decay and gum disease—and can help you keep your teeth as you get older. Researchers are also discovering new reasons to brush and floss.
    Understand the importance of oral health — and its connection to your overall health.

  4. It’s interesting to know that flossing will remove the 30% of plaque that’s left in my mouth after I brush. Maybe I should visit a dentist so I’ll know what brands of floss are good for my teeth. I’ve been experiencing some bad breath lately, so I hope that they can also address this problem for me.

  5. Thank You for sharing such a nice and informative blog and your knowledge with us. Learned a lot from your post. Loved it. Keep sharing.

  6. You made a great point about brushing daily and thoroughly since it is the most effective way of reducing plaque and preventing tooth decay. My husband and I are looking for a dental health service that can help our family with our dental needs. We will keep these tips in mind as we search for a professional that can help us best.

  7. Brush your teeth at least twice a day, and floss at least daily. And be sure to visit your dentist or oral hygienist every six months.

  8. Must had routine dental checkups and cleanings are vital to oral health. They can prevent cavities, bacteria growth and gum disease, known as gingivitis. Dental exams can provide a thorough exam and a dental care plan. By following the dentist’s advice, it’s easier to keep cavities in check and maintain a healthy smile.

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