To celebrate Dental Health Week and the importance of maintaining great oral health, Maven Dental Group has put together a list that includes 7 oral health tips for busy people.
Visiting your dentist every 6 months will help identify any problems you may not be able to see in the mirror.
TIP : Rebook your next appointment while you are still in the practice to ensure you keep up to date with your oral health.
'Brush', don't 'Scrub'.
TIP : A good electric toothbrush will get into hard to clean places and also provides a 2 minute countdown.
Start your daily oral health routine by flossing your teeth.
TIP : Carry floss in your wallet or handbag so you always have some on hand.
Snacking in between meals can increase the rate of tooth decay by increasing acid production.
TIP : Limit sugar and acidic foods in your diet.
Sugar free gum will assist in saliva stimulation which helps protect teeth from decay.
TIP : Choose an acid neutralising gum to protect your teeth's enamel.
Children also need to visit the dentist regularly.
TIP : Use the school holidays as an opportunity for those all-important clean and exam visits.
Stay active and healthy.
TIP : If you play a contact sport, a customised mouthguard could save you time and money fixing broken teeth.