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Be #MouthProud: World Oral Health Day 2022 Tips from Port Macquarie Dental Centre

by Mar 7, 2022Dentist Port Macquarie

World Oral Health Day is celebrated on the 20th March every year and aims to empower people with the knowledge, tools and confidence to achieve good oral health.

The current theme for World Oral Health Day is a simple but powerful message: Be Proud of Your Mouth.

7 Key Oral Health Messages for World Oral Health Day

Everyone can help address the oral diseases by sharing these 7 key messages about good oral health at every stage of life.

Z Look After Oral Health for Overall Health

Just like any other major diseases, prevention, early diagnosis and treatment of oral diseases is important to prevent any negative effects on the rest of your body.

Z 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.

Z Learn Good Oral Health Habits for Children

It is important to care for your child’s teeth and mouth because germs can cause toothache, tooth decay and holes in your teeth.

Z Take Charge of Your Oral Health

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

Z Maintain a Balanced, Low-Sugar Diet

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

Z Practice a Good Hygiene Routine

Oral diseases can impact every aspect of our lives, from relationships and self-confidence through to school, work and the ability to interact with others.

Oral diseases can be prevented, though, so it’s important to practice a good oral hygiene routine every day.

Z Visit your Port Macquarie 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.

Celebrating World Oral Health Day 2022

Start looking after your mouth; your body will thank you.

Book an appointment with your Port Macquarie dentist today!

Call us on (02) 6583 1711 or book your appointment online.

We are located at 38 Buller St in Port Macquarie.

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