Dental Health Week 2021: Keep Your Smile for Life | Port Macquarie Dental Centre
Dental Health Week runs from 2-8 August 2021.
DHW aims to bring awareness to dental hygiene and a reminder for us all to take good care of our teeth.
Our teeth do a good job of taking care of us by processing food, helping us to speak clearly, delivering our smiles and expressing our emotions.
It’s only fair we take time to make sure our oral care is in check.
#1 Brush teeth at least twice a day with fluoride-containing toothpaste
While you can’t get rid of all the decay-causing bacteria, it is possible to control them.
Regular toothbrushing helps prevent tooth decay and gum disease by reducing the amount of bacteria and plaque around the teeth and gums.
#2 Clean between your teeth every day with floss or interdental brushes
Proper flossing removes plaque build-up and food particles in places where a toothbrush can’t easily reach.
Because plaque build-up can lead to tooth decay and periodontal disease, flossing is highly recommended.
#3 Maintain a healthy, balanced diet and limit added sugar consumption
Eating nutrient-rich foods promotes healthy teeth and gums.
A balanced eating plan that includes fruits, vegetables, protein-rich foods, grains, and dairy provides essential nutrients for optimum oral and overall health.
#4 Visit your dentist for check-ups and preventive dental care
Regular dental check-ups help protect not just your oral health but also your overall health.
For instance, signs and symptoms of some systemic diseases might show up in the mouth first.
The examination also gives your dentist a chance to provide tips on caring for your teeth and to detect oral health problems early on — when they’re most treatable.
Keep Your Smile for Life!
Losing teeth shouldn’t be a normal part of getting older, and when you visit our Port Macquarie practice regularly, we can work with you to help you enjoy a healthy smile for life.
Visit your Port Macquarie dentist for a consultation today!
We are located at 38 Buller St in Port Macquarie.