National Smile Month takes place every year between May 18th to June 18th.
National Smile Month is the largest, longest-running dental campaign. During this time frame, we celebrate the importance of good oral health practices with our peers and clients – especially children!
The McAllen family dentist at WhiteWing Dental would like to explain the significance of National Smile Month and how you can apply fundamental oral hygiene steps to ensure bright and healthy smiles for you and your family!
The 3 Fundamentals of National Smile Month
National Smile Month was created for the sole purpose of promoting good oral health to the general public. The campaign teaches three essential steps that we can each take which will help us to care for our precious smiles:
Brush your teeth at least twice a day.
It is recommended to brush your teeth at least twice a day; once before bed, and at least on one other occasion, preferably the morning.
Brushing your teeth not only helps to remove plaque and unwanted bacteria, but it also helps lower your risk of developing heart diseases and diabetes.
Cut down your intake of sugary foods and drinks.
Consuming excessive amounts of sugar-filled snacks and drinks can become a vital threat to your oral health, especially if you don’t have the best dental hygiene habits.
When consuming sugary drinks or snacks, the bacteria in your mouth will start to convert them into acidic substances that can damage your tooth enamel the longer it sticks around. And the weaker your tooth enamel becomes, the greater the risk you run of developing unwanted cavities and/or gum disease.
Attend your dental appointments and check-ups.
It is recommended you visit your dentist at least once every 6 months. Within that time period, there can be a lot going on with your oral health, such as developing plaque, tartar buildup, cavities, or even infections.
Following up with your McAllen family dentist at WhiteWing Dental will ultimately help you handle any oral health issues you or your children may be experiencing.
Protecting Smiles Is Our #1 Priority!
At WhiteWing Dental, our main priority is making sure all of our clients across the Rio Grande Valley have the healthiest smiles possible! Our dentists and staff members will ensure your visit is as smooth as possible!