Dental Health Week - & Oral Health Tips For Busy People

To help celebrate Dental Health Week, Maven Dental Group put together 7 oral health tips for busy people. These tips identify key actions that assist in maintaining great oral health.

1. Visit your dentist every 6 months
Regular visits to the dentist are important, especially in identifying dental problems that may not be easily seen in the mirror.

TIP: Book your next dental appointment while you’re here in practice. This ensures you won’t forget, and helps you keep up to date with your oral health.

2. Brush your teeth twice a day
When brushing your teeth it’s important to use the right technique to ensure you don’t damage the tooth’s enamel.

TIP: Use a quality electric toothbrush – These are great for getting into those hard to reach places. Most also have a built in timer, to ensure you’re brushing for the recommended 2 minutes.

3. Floss your teeth at least once a day
Help remove any built up plaque from around your teeth and gums by flossing your teeth.

TIP: Keep floss handy by carrying it in your wallet or handbag.

4. Limit snacking in-between meals
Having snacks between meals can increase your acid production within your mouth – which can increase the rate of tooth decay.

TIP: Try to limit acidic and sugary foods in your diet.

5. Chew sugar-free gum
Chewing sugar-free gum helps with saliva stimulation which can assist in protecting teeth from decay.

TIP: Choose gum that is acid neutralising to protect the enamel of your teeth.

6. Book children’s dental appointments during school holidays
It’s important for children to regularly visit the dentist.

TIP: Book your child in for their general check-up and clean during school holidays, when you have more time and flexibility.

7. Use a customised mouthguard during contact sport
It’s important to protect your teeth while staying active and healthy.

TIP: When participating in contact sport, use a customised mouthguard – this will help protect your teeth and save you from having to fix broken teeth from unexpected injuries.