Is your busy schedule getting in the way of your dental health?
As heard on Sea FM and Gold FM, Coastal Dental Care are celebrating Dental Health Week for busy lives! We are offering extended business hours throughout the week from Monday, August 7 to Friday, August 12 to cater for those whose schedules might get in the way of their own or their family’s oral health. In those five days, all our practices will be here for you until 7pm, because your oral health is our priority.
No matter how crowded your diary is, it is vitally important that you take time to care for your teeth. As routinely as you go to the hairdresser or book your car in for a service, you should see your dentist to ensure your oral health is always kept in check.
This year, Dental Health Week will revolve around Oral Health for Busy Lives, focusing on the importance of fitting in dental care as a priority. Dental Health Week is the Australian Dental Association’s major annual oral health promotion campaign, aiming to educate Australians about the importance of good oral health. Coastal Dental Care will support this initiative by offering patients extended opening hours to suit their busy lifestyle for the week.
While we’re talking about it, here are some oral care tips to suit even the busiest of routines.
Twice a day keeps the dentist away!
Brushing is the most basic and widely-practiced form of oral care. We recommend to pop the 2-minuite habit into both your morning and night routine, and use toothpaste with fluoride to give your teeth a fighting chance. Without this step, the rest are obsolete!
We all dread it, but flossing – and doing it well – can make all the difference in your oral health. Use floss at least once a day to get rid of the accumulated foodstuffs between your teeth. Make sure to get between each tooth, even if you are wearing braces!
Sugary food and drink aren’t just bad for your waistline – your teeth suffer too. Although it tastes sweet, sugar has some sour consequences Nasty mouth-dwelling bacteria feed off sugar and produce enamel-eating acid which can then cause cavities. More sugar means more risk! Reduce your consumption of food and drinks with high sugar content to minimise its impact on your oral health.
Visit the dentist
This one speaks for itself. Your dentist has undergone years of training to care for your teeth, so let them! They are your best defence against oral health issues. The first step is to make an appointment!
Don’t forget to take advantage of our extended opening hours during the Dental Health Week from August 7 to 12 and book an appointment at a Coastal Dental Care practice today!