This year has been full of ups, downs and plenty of Zoom calls, so dental hygiene may not have been at the top of your priority list. We understand and are here to help you get back on track. October is National Dental Hygiene Month, and the team at Alpine Dental Health has a few tips for keeping your pearly whites clean and healthy.
Get back on track with these dental hygiene care basics
We may not be getting dressed up to go out to eat as much as we used to, but our teeth are still working hard every day. Give them the red-carpet treatment with these daily hygiene care tips every day:
- Brush, brush, brush your teeth
Brush them every day, twice a day and for about two minutes each time—and don’t forget to brush your tongue because it can harbor bacteria that may harm your teeth.
- Brush like a pro
Hold your toothbrush at a slight angle right where the teeth meet the gums. Gently brush the inside, outside and chewing surfaces of your teeth with short circular motions.
- Replace your toothbrush at least every three months
Be sure to replace your toothbrush at the first signs of wear and tear (damaged or irregular bristles).
- Floss once per day
Clean the places your toothbrush can’t reach, like under the gum line and in the tight spaces between the teeth to remove plaque as well as avoid tooth decay and gum disease.
Stay on track with these Alpine Dental Health top picks
The skilled dentists and dental hygienists at Alpine Dental Health recommend the following products to help you maintain or improve your oral health:
- Manual toothbrush: Oral-B Pro-Health Clinical Pro-Flex
- Electric toothbrush: Sonicare Diamond Clean
- Toothpaste: Colgate Total or Crest Pro-Health
- Floss: Johnson & Johnson Listerine Floss
- Mouthwash: Crest Pro-Health Multi-Protection
Good dental hygiene isn’t just for National Dental Hygiene Month
The mouth is like a window into the health of the body. In fact, gum disease (the most common chronic inflammatory condition in the world) is linked to many illnesses, like heart disease, diabetes, respiratory disease, osteoporosis and rheumatoid arthritis. Why? Ongoing inflammation in the mouth allows bacteria to enter the bloodstream and lead to inflammation in other parts of the body.
Schedule your next tooth cleaning with our friendly hygienists today
Is it time for your next checkup? Want to get your dental hygiene back on track? Find an Alpine Dental Health location near you to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced dental hygienists. We have four convenient locations in the Central Boulder, Downtown Denver, Downtown Fort Collins and West Fort Collins areas.
Boulder Office – 2700 Canyon Blvd, Suite 210
Dr. Whitney Smith
Downtown Denver Office – 910 16th St. Mall, Suite 711
Dr. Barry Taller
West Fort Collins Office – 1015 S. Taft Hill Rd Taft Hill Office – Unit K
Dr. Seth Cowden
Downtown Fort Collins Office – College Ave Office950 S. Taft Hill Rd.
INTERIM OFFICE WHILE NEW LOCATION IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION
Dr. Mick McDill, Dr. Todd Rosenzweig, Dr. Mesa Roth