Dental Health Week, which takes place in the first full week of August, is the Australian Dental Association’s major annual oral health promotion event. Its aim is to educate Australians about the importance of maintaining good oral health in every aspect of their lives.
It has three main objectives:
- Promote oral health education and awareness in the general community
- Motivate and educate dental professionals to promote oral health
- Encourage ongoing collaboration within the dental profession
This year Dental Health Week, which runs from 7 to 13 August, has taken Oral Health For Busy Lives as its theme, with the aim of helping you to appreciate that, no matter how busy you are or where you are in life, it is possible to fit caring for your teeth and gums into an already-overcrowded diary. You may see caring for your teeth and gums as an optional extra, something to be put aside in favour of more pressing issues, but the fact is that it's vitally important that you care for your teeth and gums every bit as much as anything else in life.
Throughout the course of Dental Health Week, you will be encouraged to take the time to brush and floss properly - we have some great tips if you're not entirely certain what that entails - and to make booking time with your dentist as great a priority as booking your car in for a service or seeing your hairdresser.
Source: Australian Dental Association website - www.ada.org.au