October. The month of pumpkin spice and everything fall. Full of crisp air, pumpkin patches, haunted houses, and lots of spooky nights. Oh, and let us not forget about the Halloween candy. There is so much Halloween candy everywhere! While October is one of the best months of the year for many reasons, it is also a special month in the dental community and in our office.
So, why is October a special month? Well, October is national dental hygiene month! National Dental Hygiene Month is designed to increase awareness of how proper dental hygiene is crucial to maintain a healthy mouth and healthy body. According to the American Academy for Oral Systemic Health, there is a direct link between oral health and several whole-body concerns such as heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and others.
This year has been a challenge for all of us and many of us have still not returned to our medical offices for our routine checkups. While this is a different time for sure, we are taking all precautions possible to help you have a safe experience with us. Getting your dental cleaning and checkup is as important as getting your annual physical. Our teeth and mouth do so much for us, so we need to take care of it as long as we can. We would all love to keep enjoying our candy apples and caramel popcorn for many years to come. (just don’t forget to brush and floss right after)
So, while you are making your October to do lists this year full of Halloween decorating and finding costumes, add your dental cleaning to your lists. We are making it easier than ever now; you can do it all virtually from your phone. On the main page of our website, hit the tooth widget and I would like a virtual visit. From there you can submit a form for I would like an appointment. We will give you a text back within 24 hours to schedule unless it is on the weekend. We are hoping to improve your experience with us in all ways possible. From new safety protocols to virtual booking. Please reach out to us with anything you may need. We hope you have a spook-tacular October.