Dental Health Week 2022: Love Your Teeth | EK Dental Surgery

On 2022 August 1–7 is Dental Health Week.

The campaign for Dental Health Week in 2022 emphasises the value of loving and caring for your teeth and gums to help you maintain your smile.

The primary oral health messaging from the ADA and the four main messages of the 2022 Dental Health Week campaign is intended to emphasise how crucial it is to practise proper oral hygiene to preserve your teeth for life:

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

It’s crucial to wash your teeth properly to preserve good oral health. Proper brushing can wear away your teeth’s enamel and cause your gums to recede.

Every adult should brush their teeth at least twice daily, in the morning and at night before bed.

Choose fluoride-containing toothpaste. Teeth are more defended against acid and sugar attacks thanks to fluoride. Use dental paste only on children who are at least 18 months old.

Children should be under adult supervision until eight to prevent them from ingesting toothpaste.

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

Flossing is necessary to clean up the gaps between your teeth, where bacteria flourish. A considerable proportion of tooth surface is hidden and difficult to access between teeth.

You’re more prone to plaque buildup if you don’t floss, which can lead to cavities, tooth decay, and gum (periodontal) disease.

Bacteria can create foul breath if left untreated, and having food between your teeth can make them appear less clean.

Flossing can thus enhance the appearance of your mouth, dental hygiene, and overall health.

For this reason, flossing must be a regular part of your oral care regimen rather than a one-time thing.

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

Many meals can erode your tooth enamel, leading to cavities. Focus on eating wholesome foods that support oral health.

Avoid foods and beverages high in sugar, stickiness, and acidity. Eat a diet that increases calcium consumption and other good minerals for your teeth.

Calcium-rich diets and avoiding sugary foods will both support strong, healthy teeth. Your body will also appreciate it as a side benefit! Leafy greens, almonds, yoghurt, and cheese are among foods that can strengthen your teeth.

Consult your dentist for advice on what foods can help you maintain the strength of your teeth for years to come.

#4. Regularly visit your Glen Waverley dentist for check-ups and preventive care

A dental examination is crucial because it maintains the health of your teeth and gums.

A routine dental examination should be scheduled at least every six months or more frequently if your dentist advises.

Love Your Teeth!

Despite the great therapeutic options offered by modern dentistry, such as dental implants, aesthetic dentistry, and tooth restoration, these should only be used as a last resort.

Keep in mind that keeping your natural teeth is a far better (and more affordable) choice.

Combining these 4 good dental hygiene practices can reduce your risk of gum disease or tooth decay. And it means spending less time receiving expensive treatments in the dentist’s chair.

The following specials are being offered by EK Dental Surgery to benefit our neighbourhood during Dental Health Week and beyond (some conditions apply):

Visit your Glen Waverley dentist at 230 Springvale Road for a consultation today!

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