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Dental 5 Star & Dentist Yelena Simkha Celebrate National Dental Hygiene Month October 2010

Friday, October 1st, 2010
Good Oral Hygiene Midtown Manhattan Dentist

October is National Dental Hygiene MonthDental 5 Star, conveniently located in Midtown Manhattan offers several dental hygiene tips to help promote good oral hygiene habits.

• It is important to brush your teeth a minimum of twice each day for 2-3 minutes. It is especially effective to be sure to brush the outer and inner surfaces and the chewing surfaces of each tooth.

•Children should be encouraged to brush their teeth regularly by making brushing your  teeth a family activity.

•Adults and children should floss their teeth each day to remove plaque from between teeth.

•It is essential to practice healthy eating habits and to eat a healthy diet, rich in fruits and vegetables.  Foods with high sugar content should be avoided.  Apples and carrots are among the foods that help to prevent tooth decay.

•Be sure to visit the dentist regularly. Children should make their first dental appointment within 6 months of getting their first tooth.

•Be sure to check with the dentist as to what toothpaste family members should use. Adult toothpaste are not appropriate for children.  There are different kinds toothpastes that appropriate for children of all ages.

The importance of regular dental visits cannot be emphasized enough.  It is very important for adults and children to see a dentist regularly.  Dentists not only take care of your teeth, but more importantly they are also trained to notice signs of other medical problems.

There are several studies that link oral health with serious medical conditions such as heart disease, stroke and diabetes.  By educating parents and children about good oral hygiene, dentists can help to prevent serious health issues.

To get more dental tips and to find out how to keep your teeth looking great, be sure to check the Dental 5 Star blog regularly.  If you would like to have that great smile that you’ve always dreamed of, call Dr. Simkha at Prestige Dental today (212) 683-4330  or visit us online at to find out more information about Invisalign, dental veneers and many other dental procedures that can help give you that winning smile!