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Dental Health Week

At Randwick Dental Clinic, we are passionate about helping patients keep their pearly whites healthy for a lifetime. One of the ways we do that is through patient education. We want to share with you valuable information from the Australian Dental Association’s Dental Health Week campaign. Dental Health Week takes place this year from 5 to 11 August. It’s the ADA’s primary annual event to promote oral health.

According to the ADA,

  • 65% of Australians haven’t seen a dentist in the last two years
  • 50% of Australians brush their teeth only once daily
  • Almost 40% never floss or clean between their teeth
  • 73% of young people (14-18 years) are eating too much sugar

Statistics like these reinforce the need for education about ways to maintain a healthy smile.

Pro Tips for Better Brushing

Opt for a soft-bristled toothbrush to avoid damaging teeth and gums. You only need a pea-sized blob of fluoridated toothpaste. Commit to brushing for two minutes, twice each day. Tilt your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle, so the bristles clean your gums too. Make sure you cover all six segments of your teeth.

Pro Tips for Better Flossing

Brushing alone only reaches about 60% of tooth surfaces. That’s why flossing is critical. With so many types of floss available, choose the one that works best for you. If you use traditional floss slowly saw the floss towards your gums. If your gums bleed slightly, don’t worry. That will stop in a week or two if you floss regularly. Remember to floss at least once a day and help your children with this healthy habit.

Pro Tips for a Healthy Mouth

If you maintain optimal oral health now, you can prevent potentially costly and painful dental issues down the road. By seeing the dentist twice a year, we can detect any tooth decay or gum disease in its early stages and address it. We’ll provide a customised treatment plan for you and your family.

Pro Tips for a Tooth Friendly Diet

It’s no surprise that limiting sugar is one of the best ways to keep your mouth healthy. Consume less than six teaspoons of sugar a day. Drink water and milk instead of sugary drinks. Instead of sweet treats opt for vegetables, nuts and cheese to snack on.

Book an Appointment

If it’s been a while since your last checkup, contact us today to schedule an appointment!

Patient Education, Randwick Dental Clinic | (02) 9314 5226