August is the time of Dental Health Week (1st – 7th August 2022). 5 ways to love your teeth.
Aussies are being asked to love their teeth!
You might think it doesn’t really matter if you miss a bit of flossing, skimp on the thoroughness of your brushing, or tell your dentist “Thanks, but no thanks, I’ll see you in 2024”. But of course, like anything that’s necessary and good for you, it does matter and it’s definitely worth adding to your list of daily To Do’s.
Now, before you groan and think to yourself that there’s no way you can cram anything else onto that to do list, it’s actually pretty simple and easy to make dental hygiene a key part of your day.
Here are 5 ways to love your teeth!
1) Take your teeth on a date to the dentist and hygienist
You may not have been for a little while or it may be time for your regular check-up, take this as your reminder to take your teeth on a date and see your dentist! Your teeth will thank you.
2) Care for your teeth by brushing every day
Show your teeth you care by brushing two times every day. Brush once in the morning and once at night. At night, brushing is best done last thing before bed and no food or drinks to be had after.
3) Spoil your teeth by cleaning between them every day
Cleaning between your teeth helps to remove bacteria and food that build up during the day. Not cleaning these spaces can cause gums to become inflamed and sometimes tooth decay can develop.
4) Treat your teeth to healthy foods and drinks
The World Health Organization recommends adults have 6 or less teaspoons (24 grams) of sugar each day. Sticking to this recommendation can decrease the risk of tooth decay developing. Choose to drink water during the day and if having a sweet treat, do so together with a main meal instead of snacking on the treat between meals.
5) Show your teeth love by using them for their intended purpose
Teeth are made to chew and smile. They are not made for opening bottles, or packets, cutting thread or shredding electrical wire. These habits can increase the risk of breaking or cracking teeth. Love your teeth by only using them for their intended purpose.
It is always tricky when someone moves onto new challenges after having been part of the team for such a long time. Kylie Allen, our hygienist and practice manager extraordinaire, has decided to leave the clinical space behind and be a full-time practice manager. We know you will miss her as much as we will but also wish her well for her new future! We are on the hunt for a new hygienist/oral health therapist to join the team and will introduce them to you as soon as we have that information to share. I am sure you will make them feel welcome!
See you in the clinic! The Adelaide City Dental Care Team.
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