Dental Health Week 2019: How’s your Oral Health Tracking?
The Australian Dental Association’s (ADA) major oral health promotion, Dental Health Week, is upon us again. As firm believers in ‘a healthy smile comes from a healthy life,’ we are pleased to join in on the Dental Health Week celebrations. Dental Health Week this year runs from the 5th to 11th of August and is targeting ‘How’s your Oral Health Tracking?’
In our increasingly busy lives, it is easy for us to let our oral health routine slide, including the basics such as brushing. In fact, ADA reveals only 51% of Australian adults reportedly brush their teeth twice daily, whist 47.8% continue to consume too much sugar. These are starling figures and is one of the reasons for ADA’s theme this year. It is a friendly reminder to us all that we are primarily responsible for our own oral health, and questions whether or not we are on track, taking due care of our mouth. After all, we want our teeth for life!
The Kingston Dental Surgery team comments: “Poor oral health can result in debilitating pain and discomfort. Get your oral health on track by reducing snacking frequencies and maintaining a good oral health regime.”
The four oral health basics are:
- Brush teeth twice daily with fluoride toothpaste
- Clean in-between teeth once a day (with floss)
- Eat a healthy balanced diet and limit sugar intake
- Regularly visit the dentist for check-ups (twice yearly)
So if you’re not already implementing healthy oral practices, a nutritious diet, drinking more water and visiting your dentist regularly, it’s time to get your mouth on track! It is never too late; no matter what life stage you are in.
Kingston Dental Surgery is dedicated to assisting all local residents in developing and maintaining positive oral health habits. If you would like to book an appointment for yourself and/or any of your family members, please contact us.