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Be #MouthProud: World Oral Health Day 2021 Tips from Warrnambool Dental

by | Mar 17, 2021 | World Oral Health Day 2021

Warrnambool Dental wants you to ‘be proud of your mouth’. It’s never too early or too late to start looking after your oral health.

World Oral Health Day takes place yearly, with this campaign running for the next three years with a current focus on ‘being proud of your mouth’, as your mouth is the gateway to the rest of your body.

7 Key Oral Health Messages for World Oral Health Day

With World Oral Health Day 2021 only a couple of days away, everyone can help address oral diseases.

Here are 7 key messages about good oral health at every stage of life prepared for you by your Warrnambool dentist:

1. Look After Oral Health for Overall Health

Prevention, early diagnosis and treatment of oral diseases is important to prevent any negative effects on the rest of your body.

2. Protect your Mouth while you’re on-the-go

Chewing sugar-free gum is proven beneficial to dental health as it helps neutralise plaque acids.

3. Learn Good Oral Health Habits for Children

Care for your child’s teeth and mouth because germs can cause toothache, tooth decay and holes in your teeth.

4. Take Charge of Your Oral Health

Tooth decay is the most common dental health problem, caused by an unhealthy diet high in sugar and exposure to other health risk factors.

5. Maintain a Balanced, Low-Sugar Diet

Excessive sugar consumption from drinks, snacks, and processed foods not only causes tooth decay but also contributes to obesity and increases the risk of diabetes.

6. Practice a Good Hygiene Routine

Tooth decay and gum disease can impact every aspect of life, from relationships and self-confidence through to school, work and the ability to interact with others.

Although preventable, it’s important to practice a good oral hygiene routine every day.

7. Visit the Dentist Regularly

Oral diseases affect nearly 3.5 billion people and are often linked to other serious health issues.

These diseases often lead to pain, discomfort, social isolation, loss of self-confidence, and lost hours at work or school, too.

Make an appointment to see your Warrnambool dentist regularly.

Celebrating World Oral Health Day 2021

It’s never too early or too late to start looking after your mouth; your body will thank you.

Consult with your Warrnambool dentist today. Call us on (03) 5562 4433 or request your appointment online.

We are located 454A Raglan Parade, Warrnambool.