Tips to ‘Keep your smile for life’

Dental Health Week is held annually in the first week of August and this year we celebrate the theme, ‘Keep your smile for life’.

Led by the Australian Dental Association, the Dental Health Week campaign emphasises teeth and gum wellbeing, and the steps you can take to maintain good dental health.

Just four simple steps can help keep your smile for life.

This year we are encouraged to:

1)         Brush twice a day with fluoride toothpaste

Brushing your teeth to remove plaque and bacteria is vital for a clean smile and protecting yourself from gum disease.

2)         Clean between your teeth daily with floss or interdental brushes

Flossing between your teeth ensures that you can keep the hard-to-reach spots clean that regular brushing alone can miss.

3)         Eat a healthy, balanced diet and limit sugar intake

Bacteria living inside your mouth break down sugars and release acids that are damaging to your teeth enamel. Limiting your sugar intake has been shown to minimise this risk.

4) Visit the dentist regularly for check-ups and preventive care

Having your teeth checked by a dentist allows them to examine your teeth and gums for any potential dental health problems like tooth decay and gum disease.

Connect Health & Community offers dental treatment for the whole family.

Call us on 9575 5333 for more information.

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