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October is National Dental Hygiene Month, and at Turlock Dental Care in Turlock, California, we are excited to share their message of Do The Daily 4,  a message designed to helping you prevent tooth decay and gum disease. Dr. Robert A. McCulla and our dedicated team work hard every day to create oral health awareness for our patients, and are confident that 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.

We hope you enjoy the upcoming holiday season as the festivities of the next few months go into full swing. We hope these tips help you maintain your smile health, and invite you to maintain your end-of-year dental cleanings as well. To schedule your next visit, please call 209-667-7889 today. Dr. Robert A. McCulla and our team in Turlock, California wish you and your loved ones a frightfully healthy fall season!