Everyone wants a clean mouth. This October, AFSPA encourages you to celebrate Dental Hygiene Month by checking in on your dental hygiene.
Why is dental hygiene so important?
Many people don’t realize that dental hygiene is connected to your overall health. If you don’t maintain good dental hygiene, not only will your mouth not be clean, but you’ll also be at a greater risk of developing tooth decay and gum disease. According to the Mayo Clinic, this may contribute to various diseases and conditions, including:
So, how can you protect your dental hygiene? By practicing good oral hygiene daily.
How do you properly brush your teeth?
Check out this video from the American Dental Association on how to brush your teeth. You should brush for two minutes, twice a day.
How AFSPA Can Help
AFSPA encourages you to visit the dentist to help stay on top of your dental hygiene. AFSPA offers four dental plans. Coverage options are available for Self, Self Plus One, and Family. As an AFSPA member, you can enroll in any of these plans at any time – no need to wait for an open enrollment season. Once your enrollment is in effect, there is no waiting period before you can see a general or family dentist. For details on these plans click here.