Dental Health Week – August 1st to 7th 2022
Dental Health Week (DHW) is the Australian Dental Association’s (ADA) major annual oral health campaign. It takes place each year in the first full week of August. In 2022, DHW will run from 1 to 7 August.
The campaign focuses on the importance of taking steps to care for your teeth and gums to help you to keep your teeth and smile for life.
It should not be a normal to expect that you will need to have some teeth removed because of tooth decay or gum disease. After all, you do not expect to lose an arm or leg, so why expect to lose any of your teeth? Australians should expect to keep their teeth for their lifetime and by following the steps listed below, they can reach this goal.
ADA is encouraging people to:
- Brush your teeth twice per day with a fluoride toothpaste
- Clean between your teeth daily using floss or interdental brushes
- Eat a healthy, balanced diet with limited sugar intake
- Visit the dentist regularly for check-ups and preventative care
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