Earlier this August we celebrated Dental Health Week, so just before the month finishes we thought we would remind you of our important oral health messages:

  1. Brushing
    • Brush for 2 minutes twice a day
    • Use Fluoridated toothpaste to strengthen your enamel
    • Hold brush to gumline to remove all plaque
    • Don’t press hard
    • Replace toothbrush every 3 months
  2. Flossing
    • Use floss and/or interdental brushes at least once a day – this cleans 40% of your tooth!
    • Get your kids to floss as soon as their teeth start to ‘touch’
    • Waterpick may be an alternative for people who find flossing difficult
  3. Eating healthy
    • Watch your sugar intake – it feeds bacteria that causes tooth decay
    • Read labels on foods and drinks – sugars are often hidden and masked
    • Choose cheese, nuts and veggies for snacks
    • Drink lots of Fluoridated tap or boiled water, make sure your filter doesn’t remove fluoride
  4. Dental visits
    • Visit your dentist every 6-12 months
    • Dentist checks for problems you may not see or feel (e.g. hidden cavities, gum disease, oral cancers)
    • Regular check-ups catch problems early, meaning easier (and cheaper) treatment

 

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Call us on 95316387 or book online at www.elwooddental.com.au