They can be gummy, crunchy, sour or sweet, but one thing all candies have in common is that they decay your teeth. With an eye on Halloween, the American Dental Hygienists Association designated October as National Dental Hygiene Month. “Oral health is more than just fixing cavities,” said Michelle McGregor, director of the Dental Hygiene Program
at Virginia Commonwealth UniversitySchool of Dentistry
. VCU’s dental hygiene program is the only program of its kind within a dental school in the state. On Oct. 18 at 3:30 p.m.
McGregor will be live on the VCU Health Facebook
page to discuss dental hygiene and demonstrate good dental health practices. Prior to the talk, we spoke with her about oral health habits, the role of a dental hygienist and, of course, candy.