National Dentist Day on March 6th is a day to show appreciation and thanks for our hard-working dentists

And even though this is an American holiday, our Canadian dentists are just as dedicated to helping patients with oral health and self-confidence. This particular day is also meant to bring awareness to the art of dentistry and why people shouldn’t forget to visit their dentist regularly.  

Whether it be staying on top of good dental habits like brushing, flossing, or going in for dental cleaning, these are just a few ways we can celebrate National Dentist Day in Calgary. This article will examine these things and how they can help you achieve a beautiful, confident smile for life! 

Remember to Brush Your Teeth

Regular brushing your teeth at least twice daily is an all-year-long habit, not just during National Dentist Day!

Regular, thorough brushing is essential in preventing tooth decay and gum disease. Brushing removes the bacteria that promote tooth decay and the plaque that can cause gum disease. 

As a National Dentist Day fun fact: Did you know brushing too hard can cause your gums to recede? Make sure you are brushing gently, at a 45-degree angle. 

If you come in for a dental cleaning, your dental hygienist can show you more tips for brushing your teeth effectively! 

Flossing Your Teeth  

Plaque is the leading cause of gum disease. It is an invisible bacterial film that develops on your teeth every day. 

Flossing removes plaque and bacteria that you cannot reach with your toothbrush. If you don’t floss, you miss over one-third of your tooth’s surface! Getting into a habit of flossing once a day will prevent plaques from getting a chance to harden into tartar. 

If plaque hardens into tartar, fear not; it can be removed by booking an appointment for dental cleaning! 

Dental Cleaning in Calgary 

Having a good routine for brushing and flossing is a good part of taking care of your dental health. Here at Brentwood Village Dental, our job is to educate our patients on proper oral care. We provide a wide range of dental services, including: 

As we mentioned, even though National Dentist Day is an American holiday, we mustn’t delay seeing our dentists for our regular dental cleaning in Calgary. 

Our expert dentists can also create treatment plans to maintain or restore patients’ oral health. Call us today at (403) 210-5050. 

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