• Healthy Mouth, Healthy Team – Ways to Keep Your Team Healthy and Well

    Oral Health… that is a healthy mouth, is vital for both physical and emotional wellbeing.

    The state of your oral health can affect an individual’s appearance, interpersonal relations, diet, nutrition and speech.

    It’s essential that your team practice good oral hygiene in order to maintain a healthy mouth and in turn a healthy body. An unhealthy mouth can lead to several secondary conditions that affect the rest of the body, including diabetes, heart disease, pneumonia and more.

    The good news is that most oral diseases are preventable.

    Did you know? Healthy employees are likely to be 3 x more productive.

    PRACTICING REGULAR GOOD ORAL HYGIENE

    Establishing good oral health with hygiene and dietary habits will lead to enhanced physical and emotional wellbeing throughout life.

    So, what is good oral hygiene?

    • Brushing your teeth twice daily;
    • Flossing daily; and
    • Regular check-ups with your dentist.

     

    MANAGING LIFESTYLE RISKS

    You can protect your oral health and prevent other secondary conditions by avoiding certain risk factors, including smoking, alcohol, poor oral hygiene and an unhealthy diet.

    Don’t smoke

    Smoking not only causes bad breath and stained teeth, it also places you at an increased risk of gum disease and oral cancer. Quitting smoking reduces the risk of oral cancer and gum disease and can halt the progress of gum disease.

    Go easy on the booze

    Excessive alcohol consumption can cause dehydration and dry mouth, which in turn can form tooth decay. The high sugar and acidity levels in alcoholic drinks can also cause tooth decay. High alcohol use can also increase the risk of oral cancer.

    Have a balanced diet

    An unhealthy diet can have an adverse effect on your oral health. The excessive amounts of sugar that are found in processed food, soft drinks and snacks can be a risk factor for oral disease.

    Dental Care Professionals – Keeping Your Team Smiling

    Dental Care Professionals, with clinics in Adelaide and Brighton is committed to providing a personalised and gentle professional dental care experience towards maintaining a healthy smile for life and is offering local businesses the opportunity to sign up for FREE to the Dental Care Professionals Corporate Dental Program.

    Your chance to win a FREE gift voucher for a day spa!

    Feel even healthier and happier with a bit of pampering courtesy of Dental Care Professionals and Temple Day Spa

    Enter to Win a Day Spa Experience at Temple Day Spa

    As an extra way to help keep your team, healthy, well and happy Dental Care Professionals are running a competition that your team can enter.

    To enter to win a $150 Gift Voucher at 5- star day spa in Adelaide, Temple Day Spa:

    Winner will be announced on Facebook on March 15th 2019.

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