Kilmore Dental and Specialist Centre
Dental Health Week - August 7-13

Dental Health Week, which takes place in the first full week of August, is the Australian Dental Association's major annual oral health promotion campaign. Its aim is to educate Australians about the importance of maintaining good oral health in every aspect of their lives.

Top Tips for Effective Brushing
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It's all in the technique - You should clean your teeth systematically, starting at the back of your mouth with the toothbrush bristle at the gum line on a 45° angle, brushing gently in a circular motion. If you scrub too hard from side to side, you can run the risk of causing your gums to recede, as well as damaging the tooth enamel. You should take care to brush carefully along the inner, outer and chewing surfaces, making sure you tip the toothbrush so you can reach the inner front areas of the teeth, which are often missed.
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Tools of the trade - If limited dexterity is an issue, you might consider using a powered toothbrush. They can be programmed to run for two minutes, making keeping to the correct length of brushing time easy. If you're not sure which type of brush will work for you or your family, check with your dentist.
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General tips - Tempting as it is to think that pressing harder on your teeth equals a better clean, the fact is that too much pressure can damage your gums and tooth enamel. If the bristles are wearing out on your toothbrushes well before the three-month mark, you're pressing too hard and you should ask your dentist to show you a less damaging technique.
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When was your last dental check-up?
Brushing is just one part of maintaining your oral health. It is important that you attend regular dental check-ups to help keep your teeth and gums healthy. When you receive a check-up and clean, we can assess any issues while they are small before they turn into bigger and more complex problems.

We are proud to support the ADA and Dental Health Week 2017. To show our support, patients who attend an appointment during Dental Health Week will receive a complimentary oral health pack. If it has been more than 12 months since you last visited the dentist for a check-up and clean, book your appointment today!
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Kilmore Dental & Specialist Centre, 36 Powlett St, Kilmore Victoria 3764, Australia