Brush up on your dental health

DID YOU know that August 3-10 August is National Dental Health Week?

No longer is it regarded as inevitable that we'll lose our teeth as we age.

Modern treatment with its concentration on prevention of dental disease means we can keep our teeth for life.

Nor do we have to flash ugly fillings or gold teeth when we smile.

But don't leave it all up to the dentist.

You must do your bit by brushing at least twice a day, especially after meals, and flossing regularly. You only need to floss the teeth you want to keep.

Of course you know to avoid sweet foods and drinks, which also helps control weight gain.

Suffering from dry mouth? Discuss it with your dentist and also inform him of any health problems and medications you are taking - they could affect your dental health.

Most important of all, visit your dentist regularly to make sure all is well inside your mouth.

These simple precautions will mean that as we age we can keep smiling with confidence.

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