For both dentists and orthodontists, it can be challenging to ensure that patients practice good dental ygiene on a daily basis. That’s why National Dental Hygiene Month is a great time to do that. Start conversations about the Daily 4: 1) brushing, 2) flossing, 3) rinsing, and 4) chewing. Encourage patients to incorporate these four components of proper oral health maintenance into their daily routine. It is also a great time to remind patients to schedule their next cleaning. Practices can utilize website marketing, on-hold messaging, and interactive text messaging to educate patients on how to maintain those healthy smiles. Need content? You’ll find great prevention and education resources with the American Dental Association. Need tips on how to talk to patients about the Daily 4? Videos are available to help. About 85% of patients say they want more communication from their medical providers, and promoting National Dental Hygiene Month gives you a great opportunity to connect.