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Oral health awareness lacking in Australia!
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.

What is iDENTify...
Smile In Style is excited to be will be participating in an important study in 2020, which is run by the Melbourne Dental School at The University of Melbourne called iDENTify.

The study aims to investigate if screening for Type 2 diabetes and prediabetes in a private oral healthcare setting will help improve the identification of asymptomatic people with undiagnosed type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes.

The study aims to generate evidence to influence future policy and practice. So if you are scheduled for your hygiene visit in early 2020, you may be asked if you would like to participate in the study.

 


You can help make dentistry mercury-free. Choose a dentist like Smile in Style who provides mercury-free restorations for a healthier life. Visit http://www.smileinstyle.com.au/ to learn more.
 
  
Smile In Style
Sunbury: 9 Dornoch Drive, Sunbury, VIC 3429 | Phone: 03 8001 6021.
Moonee Ponds: 821 Mt. Alexander Road, Moonee Ponds, VIC 3039 | Phone: 03 8400 4104.
www.smileinstyle.com.au