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Were you aware that not only is October a month of Halloween celebrations, but National Dental Hygiene Month as well? At Nicholas P. Kondon, DMD in Concord, Massachusetts, we are excited to share the National Dental Hygiene month message of Do The Daily 4,  a message designed to helping you prevent tooth decay and gum disease.

Dr. Nicholas Kondon and our dedicated team work hard every day to create oral health awareness for our patients, and these four daily habits will help you have a stellar smile:

Do The Daily 4

#1 Brushing your teeth twice a day for at least two minutes each time lessens plaque to help prevent tooth decay and gum disease.

#2 Flossing in between your teeth and gums once a day–using dental floss or interdental brushes–to remove food particles and plaque in those places where your toothbrush can’t clean effectively.

#3 Rinsing with an ADA approved anti-microbial mouthwash once a day to freshen breath and prevent gum disease.

#4 Chewing sugarless gum to “clean” your teeth for those times you can’t brush after eating and drinking. Chewing stimulates saliva production which neutralizes plaque acids, remineralizes enamel, and washes away food particles.

If you are going to enjoy the holiday festivities and come through the celebrations without harming your smile, you will want to implement the Daily Four into your daily routine. Be sure to keep any professional dental cleanings scheduled before the end of the year, and you should be good to go!

If you have questions about your oral health or want to schedule a consultation, please call 978.369.9090 today. Dr. Nicholas Kondon and our team in Concord, Massachusetts wish you and your loved ones a frightfully healthy fall season!