National Dental Hygiene Month, NDHM is October

Public Awareness

Palm Harbor Premier Dental would like to extend the announcement of October as National Dental Hygiene Month, NDHM. For us this is simply reminding you that your teeth are an important part of your overall health, and keeping them clean helps keep your mouth and your body healthy. Taking care of your teeth, eating a well balanced diet and regular dental visits helps you maintain a bright, healthy smile that can last a lifetime.


About NDHM

The American Dental Hygiene Association (ADHA) and Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company have teamed together for the sixth straight year to promote good oral health maintenance to the public. They work together to raise public Announcing October as National Dental Hygiene Month (NDHM) with focus on 4 components:

  1. Brush – brushing your teeth twice daily is important to keep the plaque from accumulating and causing oral and health problems
  2. Floss – by flossing once daily, you can rid your mouth of the plaque that is caught between the teeth that your toothbrush cannot reach
  3. Rinse – antimicrobial mouth rinses can kill any bacteria that brushing and flossing left behind.
  4. Chew – chewing helps produce saliva, which helps naturally rinse the teeth. Chewing a sugar-free gum can aid in the removal of food and plaque between brushings.


Chewing sugar-free gum is a fun way to help keep teeth healthy while on-the-go after eating and drinking.

Source: ADHA.org


Make Your Appointment

Be sure to thank your dental hygienist for all their hard work and dedication to keep us with healthy smiles. If it has been six months since your last dental check-up, we encourage you to make your appointment and keep your smile the priority that it should be. Contact Palm Harbor Premier Dental for your appointment at (813) 289 – 0560.






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