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Dental Health Week 2021: Keep Your Smile for Life

by | Aug 1, 2021 | Dental Health Week 2021

Dental Health Week is on 2-8 August 2021.

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 your teeth at least twice a day with fluoride-containing toothpaste for two minutes each time

Many people still need to be reminded to brush their teeth at least two times a day. Because plaque can harden and become tartar, frequent brushing helps teeth to stay cleaner and healthier than in people who brush less often.

Clean between your teeth daily with floss or interdental brushes

Flossing removes plaque between teeth and underneath the gumline, where the toothbrush can’t reach.

Flossing every day helps prevent tooth decay and gum disease. When left ignored, plaque and tartar build-up under the gumline, which can cause gum disease, which leads to bone destruction and tooth loss.

Maintain a healthy, balanced diet and limit added sugar consumption

Adjust your diet to include nutritious whole foods and fewer sugars, starches, and processed items.

Visit your Cheltenham dentist for check-ups and preventive dental care

The standard advice is to visit your dentist twice a year for check-ups and cleanings. Talk with your Cheltenham dentist about the frequency that is best for you.

Keep Your Smile for Life!

Your natural teeth are the best ones you have. 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 all 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.

Whether you want to maintain a healthy mouth or combat the effects of gum disease and periodontitis, all of these oral hygiene habits can be practised at home without taking up much of your time.

Now is the perfect time to make these tips a part of your daily routine so that they become a habit.

Visit your Cheltenham dentist for a consultation today!

Contact us on (03) 9583 5506 or request your appointment online.

We are located at Suite C, 151 Centre Dandenong Road in Cheltenham.