Dental Health Week in 2017 is between August 7-13
Dental Health Week acts as a reminder to Australians about the importance of oral health and how they can easily incorporate healthy habits in their daily life, without feeling overwhelmed.
The theme this year is: Anywhere Anytime. Oral Health for busy lives.
Here are 4 tips released by the Australian Dental Association on how to incorporate a healthy dental routine into a busy life:
Step 1. Brush twice a day, using fluoride toothpaste.
Brush your teeth for at least 2 minutes, twice a day.
Use a soft-bristled toothbrush with a small head and flexible neck.
Clean your teeth systematically,
holding the toothbrush at gumline at
a 45 degree angle.
Don’t press too hard – too much pressure can damage gums & teeth enamel.
Choose a toothpaste with fluoride and replace your toothbrush every 3 months
Step 2. Use floss at least once a day
Make flossing part of your oral hygiene regime.
Floss at least once a day.
Ask your dentist to demonstrate the correct flossing technique.
Ask your dentist if interdental aids will complement your flossing.
Your children should floss too, start as soon as your child has two teeth that touch
Step 3. Eat healthy and have less sugary drinks and food
Limit your sugar intake as it is the single-biggest cause of tooth decay.
Fluoridated tap water is best.
Read the ingredients panel on food products as many have hidden sugars.
Choose teeth friendly foods such as cheese, nuts and vegetables.
Avoid snacking and grazing.
Step 4. Have regular dental check-ups
Make sure you visit your dentist regularly, at least once a year!
Regular dental check-ups are essential to maintaining good oral health
Dentists can check for problems that you might not see or feel, like early signs of tooth decay and gum disease.
A thorough and effective at-home cleaning routine will ensure your long-term oral health. Brushing removes tiny food particles left from daily meals and snacks from between teeth, helping prevent tooth decay. Learn more about it here.
Talk to the friendly team at Infinity Dental Care in Winston Hills Mall, they will look after your dental needs. Drop into the clinic at 180 Caroline Chisholm Drive Winston Hills or call the team on (02) 9838 9111 or book online here.