If you haven’t gone to the dentist for a while, maybe Dental Health Week is a good time to start paying attention again and visit one of our convenient locations in Joondalup for dental services. Dental Health Week is an awareness campaign put on by the Australian Dental Association (ADA) every year, the first full week of August.
We love Dental Health Week because it makes sure everyone remembers dental health at least once a year. Dental Health Week is intended to help re-educate Australians about the importance of consistently maintaining good oral health every day of the year.
Three Main Objectives of Dental Health Week
- There are three main objectives of Dental Health Week:
- Promote oral health awareness and education in the community
- Educate and motivate everyone in the dental profession to promote good oral health
- Encourage dental professionals to collaborate and cooperate on a regular basis
This Year’s Focus is on Women’s Oral Health
In addition to the standard objectives, this year’s Dental Health Week, which will run on 1 to 7 August, is focusing on how hormones can play an important role in sabotaging women’s dental health. The main objective is to educate women to the negative effects that various life stages such as puberty, pregnancy, menstruation and menopause can have on the health of the teeth and gums.
Women will be encouraged to take what the ADA sees as a “more preventive, hands-on approach to dental health.” This will be accomplished by educating women more about the ways each of the aforementioned stages of life affect the teeth, gums and mouth.
Previous campaigns have focused on different segments of society. Last year (2015) was about how sports and sports drinks affect dental health. In 2014, the focus was on sugar and children. In 2013, Dental Health Week was about the basics of preventing tooth decay in children and adults.