It’s time to get your mouth on track
In the age of technology, most people rely on our smart phones or watches to track just about everything. From our daily steps taken (or not taken), calories consumed, calories burned, heart rate and even our nightly sleep patterns.
But what about your teeth? Yes, how is your oral health tracking?
That’s the question being asked this Dental Health Week 5th -11th August 2019. To increase awareness of key things that you need to do to keep your teeth and gums healthy.
You might be thinking, sure it doesn’t really matter if you miss a bit of flossing, skimp on the thoroughness of your brushing, live on a diet of junk food and sugary drinks or avoid the dentist. But, it all matters and it’s actually pretty easy to make dental hygiene a key part of your daily routine. We’ve got a few tips below to get you on track.
The frighting fact is, there’s not a whole lot of brushing going on. In fact, only 50% of Australians brush twice a day. You probably don’t even give much thought to how you brush your teeth, and no, the quick, occasional dash along your teeth is not going to cut it. As your dentist will tell you, you need to brush for at least two minutes morning and night, using a soft-bristled toothbrush to clean your teeth thoroughly along all surfaces, and always brush in small, circular motions.