06 Aug Oral Health Week: Some important advice from a dentist
We are celebrating Oral Health Week and it gives us the opportunity to remind you of all the necessary things to maintain or improve your Oral Health.
It cannot be overstressed: Tooth brushing. If you want to make your life easier there are a number of good electric toothbrushes around. Take your time to brush, ideally 3 times a days and not to forget that brushing involves teeth, gums and tongue.
Another point rarely mentioned is the need to inspect your mouth. Any ulcerations that do not heal in two weeks, any white areas that you cannot identify, snoring, mouth breathing, bad breath , etc are all additional conditions that need our attention. If in doubt, consult with your Dentist or Family Doctor.
If we want to extend Oral Health association to other elements of our General Health, keep in mind your diet, weight , mental and spiritual wellbeing.
I invite you to watch a short video available in the social networks about the Millennials. It is presented by Simon Sinek. The title is The Truth about Millennials.
One definition refers to millennials as:
“ Millennials (also known as Generation Y) are the generational demographic cohort following Generation X. There are no precise dates for when this cohort starts or ends; demographers and researchers typically use the early 1980s as starting birth years and the mid-1990s to early 2000s as ending birth years “.
In Australia, it represents 22 percent of the population; around 5.2 million people between the ages of 21 and 35 years.
It is not the intention to pick on any group but to show how we are evolving as Society , how a healthy lifestyle can have diverse meanings to different generations and that Good Health might involve more than Physical Health ( including teeth and gums ) but also Mental , Spiritual and Social Health.
Until our next Blog