Celebrate World Cavity-Free Future Day with Dental Care Professionals Top Tips for Cavity Prevention
World Cavity-Free Future Day (WCFFDay) was launched as an initiative in 2016 by the Alliance for a Cavity-Free Future (ACFF). Its mission is to address the need for greater global awareness of dental caries, the disease which, when left unaddressed, can lead to dental cavities.
Why is World Cavity-Free Future Day Important for You and Your Family?
Dental caries is the most common chronic disease on the planet, despite being largely preventable. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), worldwide 60–90% of school children and nearly 100% of adults suffer from cavities, which can dramatically impact the sufferers’ quality of life through pain and discomfort, missed days or decreased participation in school and work.
Helping individuals understand the importance of taking control of their oral health is an important step towards reducing the number of people who develop cavities and helping secure a cavity-free future for generations to come.
Dental Care Professionals top Tips for Cavity Prevention:
1. Brush Your Teeth Properly
Yes, it may sound obvious, but regular and correct brushing really is the best way that you can keep your teeth and gums in tip top condition.
Adults should consider a toothbrush with soft to medium bristles. Smaller, round heads can be better as they allow you to get into all the hard to reach places. Make sure you brush at least twice a day.
For more tips on how to effectively brush your teeth check out –
- What’s The Best Technique For Cleaning My Teeth?
- What are the dental care basics I need to do?
- The Pros And Cons Of Manual And Electric Toothbrushes
2. Visit Your Dentist Regularly
Don’t put off going to the dentist because you aren’t in pain. Regular trips to the dentist can catch potential problems before they become larger, painful and expensive ones.
Your dentist and their hygienist will remove bacteria deposits that can’t be brushed off
At Dental Care Professionals, we recommended booking a check-up, clean and polish every 6 months.
More about why regular appointments are helpful –
- Can I Have a Problem With My Teeth Even If I Don’t Have Pain?
- How Often Should I See A Dentist?
- When Should You See a Dentist?
3. Hydrate for Healthy Teeth
Water really is the very best thing to drink for the health of your body and your teeth! Water with fluoride is vital to building strong teeth. It also will flush away bad bacteria and keep the inside of your mouth healthy and hydrated. Water is also sugar free and calorie free, so you can drink as much as you like without it damaging your teeth!
4. Eat Dental Friendly Foods
Yes, that’s right! Some foods are actually good for your teeth. These include cheese, vegetables, fresh fruit, and even unsweetened tea. Each has specific properties that makes them beneficial to your smile.
Find out more about dental friendly foods here –
5. Cut Out Cavity-Causing Sugar
It comes as no surprise that sugar is ultra-bad news for your teeth. lollies, cakes, tinned fruit, sweeteners, soft drinks, alcohol, fruit juices and processed foods contain a lot of sugars that are bad for your body and your teeth. Try and limit how much refined sugar you consume for the best chance of limiting cavities, and make sure you brush your teeth properly afterwards!
6. Stop Smoking for Good Dental Health
We all know that smoking is bad for your health. But did you know that it is also incredibly bad for your teeth and gums?
It will cause staining in a very short amount of time, as well as bad breath, gum disease, decay, infection, tooth loss and in some cases even cancer.
Your gums are particularly at risk as smoking causes a lack of oxygen in the bloodstream so that infected gums struggle to heal, leading to bone loss around teeth, loose teeth and eventual loss of teeth.
Smoking is damaging to your smile in a number of different ways. Read more about it –
- How smoking impacts your teeth and tobacco harms your mouth
- Does Smoking Always Lead to Gum Disease?
The team at Dental Care Professionals are here to help you to maintain healthy teeth for life. Book your regular check-up today. Contact us today, call 8232 3280.Leave a reply →