Dental Health Week, which takes place in the first full week of August, is the Australian Dental Association’s annual oral health promotion event.
This year it focuses on balancing our busy schedules and dental health, as it is called Oral Health for Busy Lives.
It is no secret that most of us are busier than ever before, with many juggling careers, volunteer work, and responsibilities at home. An unfortunate consequence of such hectic lifestyles is that dental care can be put to the side.
The good news is that with just a little bit of planning, everyone has the ability to maintain terrific oral health.
At your trusted Croydon dentist at A Supa Smile wants you, even in the busiest of times, to protect your dental health.
Why Practice Good Dental Health?
Taking care of your teeth and gums isn’t just about preventing cavities or bad breath as the mouth is a gateway into your body’s overall health and there’s mounting evidence that shows an association between poor dental hygiene and a wide variety of ills.
- Bad Breath
- Gum disease
- Tooth loss
- Erectile dysfunction
- Kidney disease
- Heart disease
- Pregnancy complications
That’s quite a list, and any of those conditions will waste far more of your time than taken up by routine dental hygiene.
Live Your Dental Hygiene On The Go!
One way to make sure your dental hygiene is optimised is to widen the range of locations you take care of your teeth. If your mornings are crowded, or you go home and pass out, why not consider doing some of your hygiene work during the day?
A simple dental kit is easy to assemble:
1. Toothbrush and toothpaste. Carry a travel-sized toothbrush and toothpaste.
2. Dental floss. You may prefer interdental picks, but whatever your tool of choice, make sure it is in your kit.
3. Water. Staying well hydrated is great for your health and drinking water helps encourage saliva flow.
4. Mouthwash. Keep a small bottle in your kit for breath-freshening and anti-bacterial treatment on the run.
You may include additional items depending on your oral condition – people with braces or dentures will surely have additions to this list.
Good nutrition should take just about the same amount of time as bad nutrition, but it can save you hours, even days, from time in the dental chair or doctor’s office.
To help your dental health stay strong, incorporate foods that contain these vitamins and nutrients into your diet on a daily basis:
Calcium. There are several sources to choose from to get your calcium intake. Look for dairy products, dark leafy greens, or dried beans.
Vitamin D. Vitamin D helps your body absorb calcium. Fatty fish are good sources of Vitamin D.
Phosphorus. Phosphorus rich foods include meat, poultry, fish, eggs, dairy products, nut, seeds, and legumes.
Vitamin C. Include enough vitamin C in your diet to aid in the repair and maintenance of your bones and teeth.
Vitamin A. The most common sources for vitamin A are animal products, dairy, and colorful fruits, and vegetables.
Saving Time By Taking Time At Home
Daily preventive care, including proper brushing and flossing, will help stop problems before they develop and is much less time-consuming, painful, expensive, and worrisome than treating conditions that have been allowed to progress. To maximise your dental hygiene:
- Brush thoroughly twice a day and floss daily
- Consider ‘scraping’ your tongue
- Using dental products that contain fluoride, including toothpaste
- Rinse with a fluoride mouthrinse if your dentist tells you to
Make Time For A Supa Smile and We’ll Make Time for You!
When you protect the health of your mouth, you are also protecting the health of your body. During your dental visit, A Supa Smile will also perform an oral cancer screening to check for any abnormal soft tissue problems including tissue changes due to smoking. Having an oral cancer screening can save your life!
A Supa Smile is committed to getting you into and out of your dental appointments on time. We respect your time. Our responsive and skilled dental team is committed to providing same day dental service. We quickly diagnose and offer the best treatment to get to the source of the problem and ease the pain. To fit your schedule we are open until 6 on weekdays, and have Saturday hours as well!
Your Trusted Dental Care Provider in Croydon
A Supa Smile wants to treat you in a worry-free environment!
We are conveniently located just off of the Maroondah Highway near Plymouth Road and Kent Ave, with public transport nearby.
We make it easy for you to get an appointment offering a convenient online form in addition to our phone line. For working patients we are open from Mondays to Saturdays, morning until evening. For more information about schedule and location, please visit our contact us page. Emergency dental treatment is also available!
Our Special Offers
- PAY NO GAP– NO GAP for Exam, Clean and Scale (with any health insurance)
- NO HEALTH INSURANCE?– Only $99 for Exam, Clean and Scale