For 2014, the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) is excited about an interactive contest to help promote and improve #oralhealth during #NationalDentalHygieneMonth.

Snap a Selfie with the National Dental Hygiene Month Poster, shown here, – and you could win $250. Dental hygienists, take a photo of yourself with the 2014 National Dental Hygiene Month poster in the most unusual non-operatory setting — highlighting the need to brush, floss, rinse and chew of course — and submit it to us at Instagram or Facebook. Be sure to include the #brushflossrinsechew2014 and #NDHMSelfie hashtags when you post!

As the profession of dental hygiene enters its second century, the ADHA continues to work with those in the field committed to improving both oral and overall public health. As for the guidelines around brushing, flossing, rinsing and chewing sugar-free gum, patients can use the ADHA best practices and apply it to their daily oral health regimen. State and local dental hygienists’ associations can find this information,  including public relations tools, available on the Resources section. These can be used to promote any state or local dental hygienists’ association NDHM event.