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Ensure Your Family’s Healthy Smile This October

Were you aware that not only is October a month of trick-or-treating, spooky decorations, and costume parties, but it is also National Dental Hygiene month? At Masterpiece Dental in American Fork, Utah, we are excited to share the National Dental Hygiene month message of Do The Daily 4,  a message designed to helping you and your loved ones prevent tooth decay and gum disease.

Dr. David Erekson and our dedicated team work hard every day to create oral health awareness for our patients, and these four daily habits will help you have a stellar smile:

Do The Daily 4

#1 Brushing your teeth twice a day for at least two minutes each time lessens plaque to help prevent tooth decay and gum disease.

#2 Flossing in between your teeth and gums once a day–using dental floss or interdental brushes–to remove food particles and plaque in those places where your toothbrush can’t clean effectively.

#3 Rinsing with an ADA approved anti-microbial mouthwash once a day to freshen breath and prevent gum disease.

#4 Chewing sugarless gum to “clean” your teeth for those times you can’t brush after eating and drinking. Chewing stimulates saliva production which neutralizes plaque acids, remineralizes enamel, and washes away food particles.

You see, your loved ones don’t have to give up enjoying fun fall festivities while keeping their smiles healthy. Practice these oral health tips and they should be good to go. If you need to schedule a consultation, please feel free to call us at 801.756.5136 today. Dr. David Erekson and our team in American Fork, Utah want to wish you and your loved ones a frightfully healthy October celebration!