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Dental Health Month 2021 - Keep your teeth and smile for life!

Dental Health Month 2021 - Keep your teeth and smile for life!

When was your last dental checkup?

This month of August, DentalCareXtra and Australian Dental Association’s are celebrating the major oral health campaign of Dental Health Month. 

The 2021 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. The ADA's main oral health messages and the four key messages of the 2021 DHM campaign aim to reinforce the importance of maintaining good oral health to keep your teeth for life:

 

    It should not be a normal expectation that at some stage of your life, teeth will need to be removed because of tooth decay or gum disease. Australians should expect to keep their teeth for their lifetime and practising these four simple routines can help people to reach this goal. After all, you do not expect to lose an arm or leg, so why expect to lose any of your teeth?

    Tempting as it is to think that everyone is practising good teeth and mouth hygiene, the reality is that the oral health of many Australians is not where it should be.

     

    •     75% of adults rarely or never floss or clean between their teeth.
    •     1 in 5 adults brushes only once per day.
    •     39% of parents report their children to drink 2 - 5 soft drinks per week. 
    •     2 in 3 adults usually visit the dentist for a problem rather than a regular check-up.
    •     47% of adults (18+ years) consume too much sugar.

    More statistics on the oral health of Australian children and adults can be found in Australia’s Oral Health Tracker.

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