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Dental Health Week 2022: Love Your Teeth | Warrnambool Dental

by | Jul 26, 2022 | Dental Health Week

The Australian Dental Association established Dental Health Week to raise awareness among Australians of the value of loving and maintaining good oral health.

This will occur in 2022 from the first to the seventh of August. “Love Your Teeth” is the main message for this year.

Four Key Messages

The four core messages of the 2022 Dental Health Week campaign and the ADA’s primary oral health messages are intended to emphasise how crucial it is to value and uphold good oral health in order to preserve your teeth for life:

#1. Use fluoride toothpaste to brush your teeth twice daily

The microorganisms that cause decay can’t all be eliminated, but they can be managed.

By lowering the number of germs and plaque in the area around the teeth and gums, proper brushing aids in the prevention of tooth decay and gum disease.

Use fluoride toothpaste twice daily to brush your teeth.

#2. Every day, use dental floss or interdental brushes to clean in between your teeth

Use dental floss or an interdental brush to remove plaque, food, and other material stuck between your teeth every day.

Here are tips for flossing:

  • Cut out 45 cm of floss, then wind some of it around the first finger on each hand.
  • Tightly grasp the floss with your thumbs and forefingers, leaving about 2.5cm of floss between them.
  • To move the floss between your teeth, gently “rock” the floss between your teeth.
  • Curve the floss into a C shape and press it against a tooth until you encounter resistance when it reaches your gumline. Avoid snagging the floss in the gums.

#3. Limit added sugar intake while maintaining a healthy, balanced diet

Consider what you put in your mouth. Nutrient-rich diets encourage strong teeth and gums. Maintain a healthy diet by trying to reduce sugar and carbs while increasing your intake of fibre-rich fruits and vegetables.

For maximum dental and general health, a balanced diet should include fruits, vegetables, grains, dairy, meals high in protein, and dairy products. Additionally, go for water instead of beverages with added sugar.

#4. Regularly visit your Warrnambool dentist for check-ups and preventive care

Do not postpone getting a check-up. Make sure to visit your dentist regularly. Regular dental check-ups assist in maintaining both your overall and oral health. Early problem detection may make problems easier to treat.

For instance, the mouth may initially exhibit the signs and symptoms of various systemic disorders.

If issues are not resolved, they may result in damage that is more difficult or even impossible to fix.

Aside from that, the examination allows your dentist to advise you on how to care for your teeth and find issues with your oral health early on when they’re still relatively easy to fix.

Love Your Teeth!

A healthier mouth means spending less time at the dentist’s office and saving money. It also indicates a lower likelihood that you’ll experience health issues across your entire body.

Do yourself a favour and take the time to properly clean in between your teeth each day to prevent placing undue strain on your body and essential organs.

At Warrnambool Dental, where skilled dental experts listen to your concerns and provide great consultation, understanding, and care, you can benefit from the most recent advancements in dental technology and procedures.

We are delighted to provide simple-to-understand advice on dental care as dental experts and specialists so you may take an active part in your oral health.

In addition to providing you with the best dental care available, we also want to educate our patients on the value of maintaining healthy teeth and gums so they can continue to smile, eat, and speak in the manner they want.

Visit your Warrnambool dentist at 454A Raglan Parade for a consultation today!

Call us at (03) 5562 4433 or make an appointment online.