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The first full week of August (2-8) is Dental Health Week!

Dental Health Week is the Australian Dental Association’s (ADA) annual oral health promotion event, and Ria Family Dental is happy to spread the word about this effort to improve Australian dental health.

This year’s Dental Health Week tagline “Keep Your Smile for Life” aims to reinforce these basic dental hygiene procedures by shining a spotlight on their importance in preventing bigger, more expensive problems down the line, such as excessive tooth decay, gum disease, severe tooth loss, and even oral cancer.

1) Brush your teeth at least twice a day with fluoride-containing toothpaste for two minutes each time

While you can’t get rid of all the decay-causing bacteria, it is possible to control them.

Toothbrushing helps prevent tooth decay and gum disease by reducing the amount of bacteria and plaque around the teeth and gums.

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 result in 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 Yeronga dentist for check-ups and preventive dental care

Regular dental check-ups help protect not just your oral health but also your overall health.

The examination also gives your Yeronga 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!

Feel free to contact Ria Family Dental to schedule a dental check-up or ask for more information on how you can be doing more for your own oral healthcare.

Visit your Yeronga dentist for a consultation today!

Call us on (07) 3892 1331 or book your appointment online.

We are located at 451 Fairfield Rd in Yeronga.

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