Dental Health Week 2018

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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 6 to 12 August this year and is targeting WATCH YOUR MOUTH! to educate Australian's about the importance of maintaining good oral health in every aspect of their lives.

Things to consider:

  1. If you think brushing your teeth for 30 seconds will do the trick, think again!
  2. You are what you eat and drink, diet & nutrition impacts your dental health!
  3. Flossing is a key part of oral health, not an optional extra!

Dental Health Week campaigns in previous years:

  • 2017 - Women's Oral Health
  • 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. If you have any questions or concerns about your own oral health, please contact us.


Dental Health Week 2017

Posted by Info Bays Dental

 

It's here! Dental Health Week runs from August 7 to 12 this year and is targeting women's oral health, & 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 your life. 

As part of that campaign this year we have been featuring women's oral health issues here on the Blog. In case you missed them, here are the links.

For further information, or to schedule an appointment with any of our dentists, contact us. And have fun maintaining your oral health and enjoying the benefits throughout your life, no matter what your age!

Dental Health Week 2017

Posted by Info Bays Dental

 

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.

Dental Health Week 2016

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Next week is Dental Health Week, 1 - 8 August, 2016. So to join in the fun and help parents & grandparents encourage their children to look after their teeth, we've provided the following ADA colouring in page. Enjoy!

The Healthy Teeth For Life Colouring In PDF can be found on our Downloads page.

World Oral Health Day 2016

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Bays Dental and the ADA are urging all Australians to dedicate some of their time to oral health as part of World Oral Health Day, this Sunday 20 March 2016. The themes double meaning of "It All Starts Here. Healthy mouth. Healthy body" encourages us all to celebrate healthy mouths and all they allow us to do & enjoy.

For WOHD 2016 and beyond, look after your oral health by:

  • Brushing your teeth with a fluoride toothpaste twice a day
  • Floss at least once a day
  • Have a balanced diet and limit sugary food and drinks
  • Chew sugar free gum after meals
  • Drink plenty of tap water
  • Stop smoking
  • Wear a mouth guard for sport
  • See your dentist for a check up and clean regularly

If you need to organise a check up, call through to the clinic to talk to our friendly receptionist, or schedule an appointment online.

Stop Antibiotic Overuse

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Antibiotic Awareness Week, November 16-22, 2015 "Handle With Care"

Antibiotic Awareness Week is endorsed by the World Health Organisation, acknowledging the global importance of this growing public health issue. This year all health services and hospitals are encouraged to take part to help raise awareness of the problem of antibiotic resistance and ways to address this issue.

Key messages this year:

  • Antibiotics are a precious resource that could be lost.
  • Antibiotic resistance is a world-wide problem affecting human and animal health.
  • Resistance occurs when bacteria stops an antibiotic from working effectively – making some infections impossible to treat.
  • Very few new antibiotics are being developed to solve this problem.

Patients can help by:

  • Not expecting antibiotics to be prescribed for cold and flu, as they have no affect on viruses.
  • Take antibiotics as directed if they have been prescribed.
  • Finish the whole course of antibiotics to prevent the bacteria building resistance to the antibiotics.
  • Practice good hygiene to prevent the spread of infection.

It's better to present to a dentist rather than a GP if you have any oral problems or emergencies, such as toothache, broken tooth, infections, etc. The correct treatment & referral pathways can then be followed and addressed, schedule an appointment with one of our dentists.