October is National Dental Hygiene Month

October is National Dental Hygiene Month. It’s also a great time to remind enrollees about the importance of good oral hygiene and the role your dental program plays in helping you develop – and maintain – a healthy mouth and smile. Delta Dental’s Federal Employees Dental Program has plan options that are designed to provide great coverage for routine diagnostic and preventive services like exams, x-rays and cleanings along with nationwide access to our large dentist network so that it’s easy on your wallet and convenient for you to visit your dentist regularly.

The Four Components of Good Oral Health Maintenance:

Brush Teeth Twice Daily
Always brush two minutes, two times a day
Floss every day
Ensure flossing is a daily habit.
Try Text2Floss if you have trouble remembering
Rinse with Mouthwash
Use mouthwash to improve oral health
Chew Sugar-Free Gum
Chewing sugar-free gum after eating can help fight tooth decay
for more info, The American Dental Hygienist's Association has wonderful resources on their website

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