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National Dental Hygiene Month

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

dental hygiene There are different causes celebrated in October, and one of them is National Dental Hygiene Month. This month, according to the American Dental Hygienists’ Association, public awareness will be increased so people will know the relationship between oral health and their overall health. This is also a good time to educate families on issues affecting their oral health. ADHA emphasizes the important of maintaining proper oral hygiene, starting early every day, in order to prevent gum disease, cavities, and bad breath.

Every week in October will be designated to a different aspect of oral hygiene, everything from dental hygienists to community service.

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Now is the time to come clean — October is National Dental Hygiene Month

Thursday, October 11th, 2007

Sponsored annually by the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA), National Dental Hygiene Month (NDHM) is a month-long observance of the importance of proper oral hygiene. Observed in October, with a specific theme chosen by ADHA, participating communities are given the chance to recognize the contributions of dental hygienists towards community outreach efforts. The 2007 topic is a continuation of the four-year theme “A Healthy Smile Lasts a Lifetime.” The focus for this year will be on Adolescent and Teenage Oral Health. Possible topics to be discussed include:

  • Smoking
  • Piercing
  • Breath mints
  • Deleterious effects of carbonated and sugared drinks
  • Nutrition
  • Mouth guards/sports
  • Eating disorders

(Source:http://www.adha.org/ndhm/)

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