Dental Health Week runs during the first full week of August and is the Australian Dental Association's major annual oral health promotion. It's from 7 to 12 August this year and is targeting women's oral health by encouraging them to take a more preventive, hands-on approach to their dental health and learn more about the ways our teeth, gums & mouth are affected during each of the pivotal phases of our lives.
Many women are unaware of the significant impact various life stages and hormones can have on the health of their teeth and gums. The reality is that major life events like pregnancy, puberty, menstruation and menopause dramatically affect the state of a your dental health if you're a woman.
Dental health week campaigns in previous years:
- 2016 - Healthy Teeth for Life
- 2015 - Seven Sporting Sins
- 2014 - The Sugar Bandit
- 2013 - The Young Persons Oral Survival Guide
- 2012 - Stop the Rot
To find out more, visit ADA Dental Health Week
Check back next week as we begin our women's oral health focus this year in the lead up to Dental Health Week, and visit our downloads page for more relevant articles.