World Oral Health Day 2023
Happy World Oral Health Day!
This year we are celebrating the importance of maintaining good oral hygiene and being proud of your smile at every age.
Be proud of your smile at every age
Are you a parent or caregiver of a young child? It's important to start good dental hygiene habits early.
Here are some tips to care for your child's teeth:
- Start early - begin cleaning your child's gums with a soft, damp cloth as soon as they are born. As teeth start to come in, switch to a soft-bristled toothbrush.
- Brush twice a day - help your child brush their teeth for two minutes, twice a day. Use a pea-sized amount of fluoride toothpaste and make sure they spit it out and don't swallow it.
- Visit the dentist - schedule your child's first dental appointment around their first birthday, or as soon as their first tooth comes through.
- Limit sugary drinks and snacks - sugary foods and drinks can cause cavities. Encourage your child to eat a healthy, balanced diet.
Remember, teaching good dental hygiene habits early on can set your child up for a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums!
You're never too old to get a dental check-up!
Regular check-ups with your dental professional can help prevent gum disease, tooth decay and other oral health issues that can cause pain and discomfort.
Here are some tips to look after your teeth:
- Clean your teeth and gums morning and night.
- Use a small, soft toothbrush and adult fluoride toothpaste.
- After brushing, spit the toothpaste out, but don’t rinse.
- Limit how often you have sugary food and drink.
- Choose healthy snacks like fruit and cheese.
- Plain tap water is the best drink for your teeth.
- Visit a dental professional regularly.
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