National Hygiene Month

October is National Hygiene Month!

 

All month long, you’ll be reminded that your teeth are a very important part of your body and that they deserve attention! Nobody understands the important role of healthy teeth better than Santa Rosa CA Dentist Dr. Linnea Westerberg.

 

A beautiful smile most likely means great oral health. Have you ever heard the phrase “healthy mouth, healthy you”? It’s true, and it’s backed by scientific evidence! Just a few of the health benefits of a healthy mouth are reduced risk of heart disease, memory preservation, and reduced risk of infection and inflammation in your body.

 

Beautiful smiles also boost your self-esteem and confidence. Poor oral health can lead to discolored teeth, bad breath, missing teeth, or worse. This can have quite the toll on an individual’s mental and social health. Healthy, beautiful smiles, however, exude confidence and give off the perception that you’re more professional, friendlier, and attractive. 

 

To get the smile of your dreams, it’s critical you remember to:

 

  • Brush for 2 minutes, 2 minutes per day
  • Floss daily
  • Rinse with mouthwash
  • Chew sugar-free gum after eating
  • Get a dental exam/cleaning every 6 months

 

Brushing and flossing can only get you so far. To ensure your teeth are protected against bacteria and cavities, visit your dentist twice a year. If you are in the Santa Rosa CA area, make an appointment with Dr. Westerberg by calling (707) 571-7890 or click here.