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

by | Jul 26, 2022 | Dental Health Week

The major annual oral health campaign of the Australian Dental Association is Dental Health Week.

It occurs annually in the first full week of August; this year, it falls between August 1 and 7.

The campaign’s emphasis this year is on the value of loving and caring for your teeth and gums to help you preserve your smile for life.

The four main messages of the 2022 Dental Health Week campaign and the primary messaging of the ADA are intended to emphasise the significance of valuing and preserving good oral health to save your teeth for life:

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

Even while you can’t completely eradicate the microorganisms that cause decay, you can manage them.

Brushing regularly helps to prevent tooth decay and gum disease by reducing bacteria and plaque on the teeth and gums.

Fluoride is a naturally occurring substance whose advantages for oral health have long been known.

The ADA advises using fluoride toothpaste to clean your teeth twice a day. To help prevent cavities, numerous communities have fluoridated their drinking water.

When people rush, it’s usual for their back teeth to acquire cavities. To have enough time to thoroughly clean all of your teeth, make sure to brush for 2 minutes.

Plaque on rear teeth, which are more challenging to clean, may be left behind if you always brush with one foot out the door.

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

Plaque like to lurk in places that toothbrush bristles cannot reach. That is why it is critical to floss once daily to eliminate plaque between teeth and the gum line.

Flossing can be challenging, especially for small children and older adults with arthritis.

Rather than giving up, search for tools to assist you in flossing your teeth. Pre-packaged dental flossers from the drugstore can help.

Flossing helps prevent cavities from growing between teeth, saving you from an unpleasant surprise during your next teeth cleaning and oral inspection with us.

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

Many foods we consider “healthy” are bad for your teeth. Sugar is a favourite food of plaque, which uses it to make acid that erodes teeth.

Limiting sugary foods and beverages will be simpler for you to prevent oral health problems.

Healthy teeth and gums are encouraged by consuming nutrient-rich foods.

Essential nutrients for optimum dental and general health are provided by a balanced diet that includes fruits, vegetables, protein-rich meals, grains, and dairy.

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

Your daily routine greatly influences your general dental health. Even the most meticulous brushers and flossers should see the dentist regularly.

Regular dental check-ups assist in maintaining both your overall and oral health.

For instance, the mouth may initially exhibit the signs and symptoms of various systemic disorders.

The examination also gives your dentist the chance to advise on how to care for your teeth and spot any issues with your oral health early on, when they’re still relatively easy to fix.

Love Your Teeth!

It should not be expected that you will need to have teeth extracted at some time in your life due to tooth decay or gum disease.

Australians should expect to preserve their teeth for life, and following these four basic practices can help them.

At Epsom Dental Care, we generally recommend that you keep your natural teeth if at all possible. We will remind you to come for a regular check-up every 6 or 12 months.

Call us at (08) 9478 2349 or request an appointment online.

Visit us at 5/132 Epsom Ave in Belmont WA.

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