Dental Health Week, which starts on the 2nd of August, runs for one week. It is an initiative from the Australian Dental Association.
Promoting the importance of dental health will help reduce the risk of poor dental health in the long term and keeping your smile for life.
#1 Brush teeth at least twice a day with fluoride-containing toothpaste
When you brush your teeth, you help remove food and plaque. Plaque that isn’t removed can harden and become tartar, making it harder to keep teeth clean.
Tartar build-up on your gums leads to inflammation that causes gum disease.
#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 gum 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 Cardiff 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!
This Dental Health Week (and every day after that!), we challenge you to make practising good oral health a high priority!
Visit your Cardiff dentist for a consultation today!
We are located at 434B Kelton St in Cardiff.