New research commissioned by the independent Oral Health Advisory Panel suggests Aussies aren’t getting the message when it comes to the importance of oral health, and the behaviours that promote healthy teeth and gums for life. According to the OHAP Oral Health Care Study, around 92% of Australian adults can’t define the early signs of tooth decay. Around three of every four parents don’t know when to take their baby to the dentist for the first visit, and one of every three people surveyed value the appearance of their smile and fresh breath above healthy teeth and gums.
Smile in Style aims to build oral health awareness in the suburbs around Moonee Ponds and Sunbury by educating parents and children about tooth decay and gum disease. By providing information that you can trust from dentists with decades of experience, Dr Terry Rose, Dr Helen Luo, Dr Nashmie Cader, Dr Barbara O’Brien, and Dr Meenakshi Rajcoomer can help you develop habits that support a healthy mouth and healthy body. It is well known that oral conditions such as gum disease are linked to chronic conditions, such as diabetes, alzheimer’s, heart disease and preterm births. Oral health doesn’t exist in isolation. Your mouth is connected to the rest of your body and decayed, or diseased oral structures can have systemic consequences.