Although there are several causes to support each October, today I’m shining the spotlight on one special awareness event: National Dental Hygiene Month (NDHM). According to the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA), it’s partnered up with Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company, the manufacturer of Orbit gum, to bring Americans NDHM.
This year’s initiative, according to the ADHA, will be an effort to improve on the pre-existing format by “providing even more of a focus on consumer information about oral disease prevention, focusing on community service and day-to-day efforts of dental hygienists nationwide.” What do dental hygienists do? They help their patients prevent the contraction of oral disease by reinforcing proper techniques in oral hygiene.
Each year the ADHA supports NDHM with a theme. This year, the theme is: “It’s simple. Healthy habits for a healthy smile.” To help spread the word about this annual event, browse through Motivators’ huge selection of printed Dental Hygiene Month products. They will certainly help get your message across. You can reiterate the campaign’s theme by passing out an easy-to-use item like the promo tooth-shaped dental floss.
The most important takeaway from NDHM is that even the busiest person has time for a simple yet effective dental hygiene routine. The ADHA’s Web site offers plenty of tips and instructions on a proper oral health routine. Take a look at some of the tips that ADHA has to offer:
- Brush twice every day
- Floss daily
- Rinse with mouthwash once a day
- Chew sugarless gum after every meal
As you can see, it’s so easy to take care of your mouth, teeth and gums! Help spread awareness about NDHM to not only shine the spotlight on our nation’s excellent dental hygienists, but to also reiterate the importance of keeping your teeth and gums happy and beautiful.