Dental Health Week 2021 is on 2-8 August.
The 2021 Dental Health Week campaign focuses on the importance of caring for your teeth and gums to help you to keep your smile for life.
The ADA’s main oral health messages and the four key messages of the 2021 Dental Health Week campaign aim to reinforce the importance of maintaining good oral health to keep your teeth for life:
Brush teeth at least twice a day with fluoride-containing toothpaste for two minutes each time
Proper toothbrushing is important for both children and adults. It helps to remove bacteria and plaque build-up that cause tooth decay and gum disease. It is recommended that everybody brush their teeth twice a day – in the morning and before going to bed at night.
Clean between your teeth every day with floss or interdental brushes
You need to floss to clean out the gaps between your teeth, where bacteria often thrive.
If you don’t floss, you’re more likely to develop plaque build-up, which can lead to cavities, tooth decay and gum (periodontal) disease.
If untreated, bacteria can cause bad breath, and having food between your teeth can make them look less clean. Thus, flossing can help improve the look of your mouth and your dental hygiene and overall health.
Maintain a healthy, balanced diet and limit added sugar consumption
Everything you eat or drink comes in contact with your teeth, which means those choices impact the health of your teeth and gums.
Many foods — from sugary, processed foods and drinks to those that are highly acidic — can actually erode your tooth enamel, causing cavities.
So it is important to focus on eating healthy foods that also help promote oral health.
That means staying away from sugary, sticky, and acidic foods and drinks.
Instead, you’ll want to focus on eating a well-balanced diet that boosts your intake of tooth-friendly nutrients such as calcium.
Visit your Glen Waverley dentist for check-ups and preventive dental care
A dental check-up is important as they help keep your teeth and gums healthy. You should have a routine dental visit at least every six months or as recommended by your dental professional.
Keep Your Smile for Life!
While modern dentistry has amazing treatment options such as dental implants, cosmetic dentistry and dental restoration, these should be a last resort.
Hanging onto your actual teeth is a much better (and much cheaper) option.
Add these up, and you lower the chance of suffering tooth decay or gum disease. And that means less time in the dentist chair undergoing costly treatments.
Visit your Glen Waverley dentist for a consultation today!
We are located at 230 Springvale Road in Glen Waverley.