5 ways our patients can help us celebrate National Dentists Day



March 6th is National Dentist Day, which is set as a day to celebrate dentists and the services they offer the community.


1. Renew Commitment To Better Dental Health


Tasks you are expected to do every day can be tough to stay on top of, like brushing and flossing your teeth; however, when it comes to your dental health, being consistent with your twice-daily teeth brushing and nightly flossing is essential.


Even if you have recently struggled to stick to a good oral hygiene routine, you can celebrate National Dentists Day by renewing your commitment to sticking to a healthy routine of flossing and brushing for two minutes two times per day. An easy way to do this is by setting reminders on your phone and finding a favorite song to dance along to while brushing!


2. Schedule Your Biannual Dental Cleaning


Every six months, you should visit your provider for an oral check-up. During your dental cleaning, you can have any built-up tartar and dental plaque removed by our dental hygienist, which your regular toothbrush can’t remove.


Also, during this cleaning and check-up, our dentists can look over areas of concern that may have been flagged during your last cleaning. That way, if a problem has progressed, it can be taken care of before it becomes a bigger issue.


If it has been a while since your last dental cleaning, let National Dentists Day be the day where you break that streak and call to make your dental cleaning appointment.


3. Shout Out Your Dentist On Social Media


Everyone likes to feel appreciated, and your dentist is no exception. If you'd like to share about your favorite Northeast Missouri Health Council dentist and experiences you've had, you can send us a Facebook message, tag us on social media or use #WeAreNMHC when creating your post!


4. Raise Awareness In Your Community


Dental health can sometimes take a backseat to other health issues that people face. Yet, your oral health is an essential part of your overall health. So, put dental health front and center by raising awareness of dental health best practices and common issues people should see their dentist about.


Some of the things you can do to raise dental health awareness can start at home with you teaching your children proper toothbrushing techniques and setting them up for success with a daily routine.


5. Show-Off Your Pearly Whites


You and your dentist work hard on your smile. So, for National Dentists Day, make a concentrated effort to show off those pearly-whites and try to keep a smile on your face. Who knows, you may just make someone’s day by simply smiling!


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