National Dental Hygiene Month is Here again!
Almost all strive to be healthy and for some it needs effort and determination. But if you are going to ask the dental hygienists from American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) how to do it right and where to start, they simply recommend the four simple tips – brush, floss, rinse and chew.
American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA), in partnership with the Wrigley Oral Healthcare Program (WOHP), believe these easy and simple steps are crucial to attaining overall health.
ADHA President Tammy Filipiak, RDH, MS, said, “Oral health is directly linked to overall health.”
Filipiak said, “By encouraging dental hygienists across the U.S. to have conversations with their patients about the ‘Daily 4,’ we are helping patients understand that doing these four simple steps every day has a direct and positive impact on their total health! ADHA thanks the Wrigley Oral Healthcare Program for their long-standing partnership and for helping us celebrate the hard work that dental hygienists do to give America its brightest smiles!”
Known as the “Daily 4,” this campaign arms dental hygienists with conversation starters and educational materials that encourage patients to brush teeth twice daily, floss daily, rinse with an antimicrobial mouthwash daily and chew sugarfree gum for 20 minutes after meals.
American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) has kicked off National Dental Hygiene Month (NDHM) with a simple message for all families: “Brush, Floss, Rinse and Chew” every day can make a difference not only to oral health but overall health.
About the American Dental Hygienists’ Association
The American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA), founded in 1975, is the largest national organization representing the professional interests of more than 185,000 dental hygienists across the country. Dental hygienists are preventive oral health professionals, licensed in dental hygiene, who provide educational, clinical and therapeutic services that support total health through the promotion of optimal oral health. For more information about the ADHA, dental hygiene or the link between oral health and general health, visit the ADHA at www.adha.org.
The foundation’s mission is to improve the health of people and the planet through initiatives focused on oral health, environmental stewardship, and local needs. Since its founding in 1987, the Foundation has helped improve lives and communities around the world and has awarded more than $70 million USD to those initiatives.