Brush, Floss, Rinse, Chew

Greetings Friends!  October is National Dental Hygiene Month!



The American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) and the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company proudly announce their fourth annual collaboration for October’s National Dental Hygiene Month (NDHM). National Dental Hygiene Month, with the theme “Brush. Floss. Rinse. Chew.”, showcases the commitment of ADHA and Wrigley, the makers of Orbit® sugar-free gum, to improving the nation’s oral health.



BRUSH:  2 minutes, 2 times a day

Research shows that brushing for two minutes is the single most important method for reducing plaque and preventing cavities, gingivitis and other plaque-related diseases. Brushing for two minutes twice a day is crucial to maintaining healthy smiles.

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FLOSS:  Everyday

Daily flossing (or other methods of interdental cleaning) removes plaque and food particles that cannot be reached by a toothbrush, particularly under the gumline and between teeth. Plaque that builds up in these areas can lead to tooth decay and gum disease.

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RINSE:  with mouthwash

Rinsing your mouth each day with an anti-microbial mouth rinse is another important step you can take to prevent gum disease (gingivitis). Think about it—teeth make up less than half of your mouth. Brushing and flossing cannot get all plaque and germs. Be sure to finish your oral care routine with an antiseptic mouthwash with the ADA Seal of Acceptance.


CHEW: sugar-free gum after eating or drinking.

Chewing sugar-free gum after eating is clinically proven to be an important part of good oral health. It stimulates the most important natural defense against tooth decay—saliva—which in turn helps fight cavities, neutralizes plaque acids, remineralizes enamel to strengthen teeth and washes away food particles. Scientific Evidence clearly shows that chewing sugar-free gum, especially after eating and drinking, has a positive impact on oral health.




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