Dental Health Week 2022: Love Your Teeth | Epsom Dental Care Applecross

by | Jul 26, 2022 | Dental Health Week

The 2022 Dental Health Week campaign (1-7 August) emphasises the significance of loving and caring for your teeth and gums to retain your smile.

Four Important Messages for Oral Health

The ADA’s oral health messages, as well as the four major concepts of the 2022 Dental Health Week campaign, emphasise the significance of loving and maintaining good oral health to retain your teeth for life:

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

Maintaining proper dental hygiene is a critical step towards overall body wellness. Brushing your teeth is a routine task in an already hectic life.

We brush our teeth every morning and evening without realising how beneficial this small ritual is to our overall health.

That toothbrush and toothpaste combo mechanically removes plaque and germs and helps your body receive all of the nutrition it requires.

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

Proper flossing is essential for good tooth hygiene. Flossing loosens particles that brushing does not. It also eliminates plaque and hence helps to prevent tartar formation.

Plaque can accumulate between your teeth and gumline if you do not floss. This can increase your chances of developing tooth decay and gum disease. While plaque is easily removed with a toothbrush, tartar must be removed by a dentist.

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

Our eating habits and the foods and beverages we consume generally impact our health. A healthy diet lowers the chance of dental decay and other health issues.

Your dentist has probably cautioned you against sugar before, and with reason. Sugar is highly acidic and interacts with germs in the mouth by eroding tooth enamel.

More crucially, one study discovered that the frequency of sugar consumption was more vital than the amount of sugar consumed in terms of demineralisation.

In other words, consuming sugary foods in tiny amounts daily can be more harmful than eating a sweet dessert on occasion.

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

Many Australians ignore their oral health. Routine dental cleanings and check-ups are essential for oral and general health. Preventive dental care, such as frequent check-ups and cleanings, is the focus of modern dentistry.

Maintaining Good Dental Hygiene

Maintaining a healthy mouth, teeth, and gums requires good dental health. It will also improve your appearance and overall quality of life.

Oral hygiene is a form of preventative care. This implies that by taking appropriate care of your teeth and gums, you can prevent oral health problems such as cavities, gum disease, bad breath (halitosis), and other disorders.

Overall and oral health is related. For instance, if you have a mouth infection, the bacteria could travel via your circulation to other regions of your body and cause heart disease and stroke. To ensure the long-term general health, taking care of your teeth and gums is essential.

You and dental health specialists make up your dental health team. Together, you can stop many dental issues from lowering your quality of life and perhaps resulting in serious medical problems.

Love Your Teeth!

You’ll maintain good oral and gum health for the rest of your life if you follow your oral hygiene routine and see your Applecross dentist every six months for a check-up. Call our office right away if you want to set up a check-up.

At Epsom Dental Care Applecross, we strive to make your visit as pleasant and pain-free as possible. Our solutions are fast, efficient and practical.

Call us at (08) 9316 0555 or contact us online.

Visit us at 729 Canning Hwy, Applecross.

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