Dental Health Week: How’s your Oral Health Tracking?

The Australian Dental Association’s (ADA) major oral health promotion, Dental Health Week, is upon us again. As ADA members and firm believers in ‘a healthy smile comes from a healthy life,’ we are pleased to join in on the Dental Health Week celebrations. Dental Health week this year runs from the 5th to 11th of August and is targeting ‘How’s your Oral Health Tracking?’

In our increasingly busy lives it is easy for us to let our oral health routine slide, including the basics such as brushing. In fact, ADA reveals only 51% of Australian adults reportedly brush their teeth twice daily, whist 47.8% continue to consume too much sugar. These are starling figures and is the one of reasons for ADA’s theme this year. It is friendly reminder to us all that 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!

Dr Joon Sung Kwon from Moonta Dental comments “A genuine smile comes from the heart, but a healthy smile needs good dental care. Two minutes. Two times a day. That’s all it takes to put you on the right track to keeping your oral health on track!”

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)

So if you’re not already implementing healthy oral practices, a nutritious diet, drinking more water and visiting your dentist regularly, it’s time to get your mouth on track! It is never too late; no matter what life stage you are in.

Moonta Dental are dedicated to assisting all local residents in developing and maintaining positive oral health habits. If you would like to book an appointment for yourself and/or any of your family members, please call the team on 8825 1116 or visit


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