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Tips to Protect Your Health (and Teeth!) This Flu Season

Winter. Holiday Season. Flu Season.

 

Winter is here! And with Thanksgiving just around the corner, the holiday season is officially upon us. But unfortunately, so is the flu season. While seasonal influenza (flu) viruses can be detected year-round in the United States, flu viruses are most common during the fall and winter. The exact timing and duration of each year’s flu season can vary, but influenza activity often begins to increase in October. Most of the time flu activity peaks between December and February, although activity can last as late as May.

We know it is tempting to stay in bed and dismiss your regular hygiene routine in order to get some rest when you’re sick. But proper oral hygiene during times of illness is actually quite important when you …

Veterans Day: Honoring All Who Served in Times of War & Peace

On This Veterans Day, We Want to Say, Thank You For Your Service

 

In the United States, Veterans Day is a federal holiday that is celebrated every 11th of November. Veterans Day is intended to honor and thank all military personnel who served the United States in all wars, particularly living veterans.

Veterans Day is commonly confused with Memorial Day. Memorial Day (the fourth Monday in May) honors American service members who died in service to their country or as a result of injuries incurred during battle. Veterans Day pays tribute to all American veterans, living or dead; but especially gives thanks to living veterans who served their country honorably during war or peacetime.

 

History of Veterans Day World War I, or “The Great War” officially …

It’s That Time of Year…Remember to Fall Back to Standard Time!

Daylight Saving Time Ends and Standard Time Begins…

 

It’s that time again! At 2AM Sunday, November 6th, Daylight Saving Time officially ends and we turn our clocks back an hour to standard time. This shift moves an hour of daylight to the morning from the evening for most of the United States…Hawaii and most of Arizona do not observe daylight saving time, so clocks there won’t be changed.

Standard vs. Daylight Saving Time Standard time is also known as winter time or normal time in some countries. The standard time of a region is the local time used outside of the Daylight Saving Time (DST) period. Did you know that more than 60% of the countries in the world use standard time all year long? The remaining countries use …

Tricky Treats: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Trick? Or Treat? Time for Pumpkins, Costumes, and Lots and LOTS of Candy.

 

Did you know that just over 25% of candy purchased in America each year is bought at Halloween? Halloween and candy go hand in hand, but sugary treats can do scary things to your teeth if you aren’t careful. The bacteria in your mouth love sugar – the bacteria eat the sugar and produce acid, which weakens the enamel and causes cavities. But some candies can be scarier than others. So what are the best (and worst) Halloween treats you will find in your trick-or-treat bag?

Good Choice: Plain Chocolate Chocolate is the most popular kind of candy at Halloween. Chocolate is a better sweet option this Halloween, since it washes away easier than other candy, …

A Simple Oral Health Routine for Your Busy Lifestyle

October is National Dental Hygiene Month: A Simple Oral Health Routine for Your Busy Lifestyle

 

Do you ever feel like there are not enough hours in the day to get everything done? From the minute your alarm clock goes off in the morning to the minute you fall back into bed at night, you are going non-stop – getting kids off to school, making lunches, work, sports practices, homework, gym, dinner…the list is endless! Brushing your teeth can easily fall to the wayside.

A simple, daily oral health regimen that you can easily incorporate into your busy lifestyle is important to maintain your oral and overall health. For the seventh year in a row, the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA), in partnership with the Wrigley Jr. Company, is …

National Dental Hygiene Month – Start the Conversation

October is Fall October is Halloween (Candy) October is National Dental Hygiene Month

 

October is National Dental Hygiene Month. It’s a great time to remember the importance of good oral hygiene and the role that your dental hygiene routine plays in helping to develop – and maintain – a healthy mouth and smile.

Since 2009, the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) and the Wrigley Oral Healthcare Program (WOHP) have been working together to increase public awareness about the importance of maintaining good oral health. The emphasis for this year’s National Dental Hygiene Month is The Daily 4.

The Daily 4 represent the foundation for healthy smiles. Incorporating these steps into a regular oral health routine can have a significant impact on oral health and overall health: brushing teeth …

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