The Wisdom Tooth

Visit your Dentist Regularly

Smile at Smile Hawthorn Dental Health Week 2021

Visit your dentist regularly to help keep your teeth and gums healthy and strong.

Unlike seeing a medical doctor when something is wrong, teeth and gums do not always have symptoms in the early stages of disease. Waiting for symptoms can result in requiring more extensive and expensive dental care.

Oral diseases are some of the most common problems in the health of Australians.

These conditions can have a significant effect on oral health and the overall quality of life.
This is due to pain, days away from work, hospitalisations and even death.

Some oral diseases have also been linked to other body conditions such as heart disease.

Some alarming statistics in oral health of Australians include:

  • Only 53% of Adults brush their teeth twice daily.
  • 32% of people aged 15+ have untreated decay.
  • 28% of people aged 15+ have early signs of gum disease.
  • Only 48% of people aged 18+ have had a checkup in a 12 month period (pre-Covid).
Visit your dentist regularly!

Thankfully, some oral diseases like dental decay, gum disease and oral cancer are preventable.

Methods to prevent these disease include:

  • A reduction in free sugar and alcohol consumption.
  • Stopping smoking.
  • Drinking fluoridated water.
  • Brushing twice daily.
  • Flossing daily.
  • Visit your dentist regularly.

At Smile Hawthorn, we believe that every smile is beautiful. We focus on our patients health, so we want to empower them through education and encouragement to maintain the health of their teeth and gums. We work with our patients as they are our partners in health service provision. This way they can keep them strong and disease-free for life.

We have a strong focus on preventive dentistry as a foundation for healthy gums, strong teeth and bright smiles. Oral health is connected to the health of your body as a whole. Maintaining a clean mouth benefits your overall health.

Booking your dental health check soon can avoid costly and painful dental problems saving your teeth and money

  1. Tip 1: Brush your teeth twice daily!
  2. Tip 2: Visit your dentist regularly!
  3. Tip 3: Floss the teeth you want to keep!
  4. Tip 4: Sugars can adversely affect your health!


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By The Wisdom Tooth 4 August 2021

Between causing bouts of discomfort on unwary mouths and hiding in dark corners, the wisdom tooth shares snippets of wisdom from the field of dentistry.

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Smile Hawthorn is a modern family dental and orthodontic practice that provides comprehensive dental and specialist orthodontic services to the community.