Kingston and Robe Dental: How's your oral health tracking?

Amy Marshall (dental assistant), Dr Saanchi Ramprakash (dentist) and Nikki Cryer (clinic co-ordinator) will help you keep your teeth in top shape.
Amy Marshall (dental assistant), Dr Saanchi Ramprakash (dentist) and Nikki Cryer (clinic co-ordinator) will help you keep your teeth in top shape.

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Dental Health Week is upon us again. As Australian Dental Association (ADA) members and firm believers in 'a healthy smile comes from a healthy life', Kingston and Robe Dental is pleased to be taking part in Dental Health Week celebrations.

Dental Health Week 2019 runs from August 5-11, with this year's theme being: "How's your Oral Health Tracking?"

In our increasingly-busy lives, it is easy to let our oral health routines slide.

This includes basics, such as brushing. In fact, ADA reveals only 51 per cent of Australian adults brush their teeth twice daily, while 47.8 per cent are consuming too much sugar. These are startling figures and it is a friendly reminder we are primarily responsible for our own oral health, and questions whether or not we are on track, taking due care of our mouth. After all, we want our teeth for life.

The four oral basics are:

  • Brush teeth twice daily with fluoride toothpaste
  • Clean in-between teeth once a day (with floss)
  • Eat a healthy balanced diet and limit sugar intake
  • Regularly visit the dentist for check-ups (twice yearly)

If you're not already implementing healthy oral practices (a nutritious diet, drinking more water and visiting your dentist regularly), it is not too late to get your mouth back on track, no matter what life stage you are at.

Dr Saanchi Ramprakash from Kingston and Robe Dental said: "There is no time like the present to change and to take care of your oral health. We are here for you, and we're happy to help."

Kingston and Robe Dental is dedicated to helping local residents develop and maintain good oral health habits.

This story Kingston and Robe Dental: How's your oral health tracking? first appeared on Naracoorte Herald.