Did you know that oral diseases are among the most common and costly to Australians? But many of the oral diseases and conditions are largely preventable.
This year’s Dental Health Week theme is “How much sugar is hiding in your trolley?” and focuses on how eating less sugar can improve our oral health and overall wellbeing.
Sugar is found in many of the foods we often buy at the supermarket. Foods may appear healthy on the outside but that’s not necessarily the case when we look at the food labels. Understanding food labels and our recommended daily sugar intake can help us make healthier choices at the supermarket.
So how can you improve you and your family’s oral health?
Click on the links below to learn simple ways to care for your teeth and mouth.
Resources for taking care of your oral health during COVID-19
- Looking after your oral health during COVID-19
- Looking after your oral health during COVID-19 (Arabic)
- Looking after your oral health during COVID-19 (Simplified Chinese)
- Looking after your oral health during COVID-19 (Vietnamese)
- Tips for a healthy mouth during COVID-19
Resources to help you improve your sugar intake
- How much sugar is in your drink?
- How to read the nutrition label (Baker Heart & Diabetes Institute)
- Frequently Asked Questions about dry mouth
- Australian guide to healthy eating
- Healthy eating (Dietitians Association of Australia)
Resources for children
- Top 4 tips for a healthy smile
- Caring for your child’s oral health (Australian Dental Association)
- How to brush teeth correctly (Colgate video)
- Connect the floss activity sheet (Colgate)
- Healthy Teeth Healthy Me colouring sheets
Resources to support your oral health as you age
Remember, having good oral health is fundamental to overall health and wellbeing!