Posts for: October, 2013

By Omni Dental Group
October 21, 2013
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Dental Hygiene   Oral Health  

October is Dental Hygiene Awareness Month

While you should pay close attention to your dental hygiene every month, October reminds up to pay attention to our hygiene.  During the month of October, Dr. Siamak Aalemansour, dentist in Bowie, MD, works with you to ensure you have established a proper oral health care regimen to complete daily for optimal oral health.  To help you better understand how to maintain your oral hygiene regimen Dr. Aalemansour, Bowie, MD dentist, offers helpful tips. Bowie Dentist
Tips for Brushing
It is important to brush your teeth at least twice a day to maintain proper dental hygiene.  To help you brush properly, Dr. Aalemansour offers the following tips:
  • Brush with the radio on – by brushing for the entire length of a song, you can ensure that you are thoroughly brushing your teeth for the appropriate amount of time.
  • Use fluoridated, antimicrobial toothpastes and rinses – these will help make the tooth structure more resistant to decay.
  • Keep oral hygiene products at work – studies show that the chance of using them during the day will significantly increase.
  • Talk to your local Bowie dentist about new products you are using – not all products are suited for all people.
  • Skip the caffeine before dental visits – by skipping caffeine before your next visit with Dr. Aalemansour, you can reduce any anxiety you may normally feel.
Tips for Flossing
The verdict is in: flossing is one of the best things you can do to take care of your teeth. Flossing between your teeth at least once a day is an essential part of oral hygiene maintenance and for avoiding gum disease and preventing tooth decay.  Many people do not realize the importance of flossing and often skip it during their typical hygiene routine because they believe that brushing is adequate enough to remove plaque.  Flossing is not hard, does not take much time and should be performed at least once a day. 
Schedule a routine visit with Dr. Siamak Aalemansour, family dentist in Bowie, today for further cleaning and hygiene advice.  Remember, while October may be dental hygiene awareness month, it is important to carry over proper hygiene throughout the year.

How do you ensure you are making the most out of your oral hygiene regimen?

Dentist Bowie, MD
Omni Dental Group
4321 Collington Road Suite 210
Bowie, MD 20716
(301) 809-0029