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Dental Health Week is almost here!

This year the Australian Dental Association’s (ADA) theme is “Keep Your Smile for Life”.

Dental Health Week is on 2-8 August 2021.

The ADA’s campaign aims to reinforce the importance of maintaining good oral health to keep your teeth for life:

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

When brushing your teeth, you remove food particles and plaque — a sticky white film that forms on your teeth and contains bacteria.

After eating a meal that contains sugar, the bacteria in plaque produce acids that attack tooth enamel.

In time, the acid can break down tooth enamel, causing cavities. Plaque that isn’t removed can also harden into tartar, making it harder to keep teeth clean.

Tartar build-up on your gums leads to inflammation that causes gum disease.

#2 Clean between your teeth every day with floss or interdental brushes

Flossing helps remove bacteria, plaque, and food from between your teeth, and it reduces the likelihood of tooth decay and gum disease.

#3 Maintain a healthy, balanced diet and limit added sugar consumption

For healthy living and healthy teeth and gums, think before you eat and drink.

It’s not only what you eat but the time you eat that can affect your dental health. Eat a balanced diet and limit in-between-meal snacks.

#4 Visit your Campbelltown 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 regular dental visit at least every six months or as recommended by your dental professional.

Preventing tooth decay and other oral problems is likely more economical than paying for treatments.

Even when it comes to the more costly procedures, such as root canal treatments, dental implants and orthodontic appliances, taking care of your teeth reduces the cost and pain of care.

Keep Your Smile for Life!

Australians should expect to keep their teeth for life, and practising these four simple routines can help people to achieve this goal.

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 Campbelltown dentist for a consultation today!

Call us on (02) 4627 3833 or visit us at Suite 3/300 Queen Street in Campbelltown.

Tags: brushing, dental check ups, dental-friendly diet, flossing, oral health


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