Dental Health Week 2021: Keep Your Smile for Life | Epsom Dental Care Applecross
The 2021 Dental Health Week (2-8 August) campaign focuses on the importance of caring for your teeth and gums to help you to keep your smile for life.
Four Key Messages for Good Oral Health
The ADA’s oral health messages and the four key messages of the 2021 Dental Health Week campaign focus on reinforcing the importance of maintaining optimum oral health to keep your teeth for life:
Brush your teeth at least two times a day with fluoride-containing toothpaste for two minutes each time
Maintaining good oral hygiene is a very important step in maintaining complete body health. Brushing your teeth is an ordinary deed in an already busy life.
We brush our teeth every morning and evening, not knowing how powerful this little ritual is to our overall health.
Not only does that toothbrush and toothpaste combination mechanically remove plaque and germs, but they also play a role in allowing your body to receive all of the nutrition it requires.
Clean between your teeth every day with floss or interdental brushes
Proper flossing plays a crucial role in your dental hygiene. When you skip flossing, plaque can build up between your teeth and along your gumline. Over time, this can heighten your risk of tooth decay and gum disease.
Maintain a healthy, balanced diet and limit added sugar consumption
The foods and beverages we consume and our eating habits generally affect our health. A good diet reduces the risk for tooth decay and other health-related issues such as coronary heart disease, stroke, Type 2 diabetes, certain cancers and obesity.
Visit your Applecross dentist for check-ups and preventive dental care
Many Australians overlook their oral health. Routine dental visits for professional cleaning and check-up play a significant role in both oral and overall health. Modern dentistry focuses on preventive dental care that includes regular examinations and cleaning.
Keep Your Smile for Life!
Following your oral hygiene routine and visiting your dentist for check-ups every 6 months will help keep your teeth and gums healthy for life. If you would like to schedule a check-up, call our office today.
Visit your Applecross dentist for a consultation today!
We are located at 729 Canning Hwy in Applecross WA.