Dental Health Week 2010: Tooth Erosion
Monday, August 02, 2010
The Australian Dental Association is pleased to announce the official launch of Dental Health Week for 2010.
In the interest of community development and oral health care awareness, the Australian Dental Association has introduced ‘Tooth Erosion’ as the primary focus of Dental Health Week for 2010.
Dental Health Week 2010
August 2nd marks the commencement of Dental Health Week for 2010!!
Tooth erosion is the gradual wearing away or dissolving of the outer enamel layer of your teeth resulting in teeth appearing shorter and having visibly worn surfaces. Prolonged tooth erosion can have severe repercussions including increased tooth sensitivity and difficulty eating, and is caused by a variety of factors including carbonated drink consumption, a lack of saliva, gastric reflux, and brushing your teeth too soon after particular foods or drinks.
There are various ways in which individuals can prevent tooth erosion that involve simple changes in habit and increased awareness of oral health care.
For full information and fact sheets regarding Dental HealthWeek 2010: Tooth Erosion, visit the official Dental Health Week Website
The Dental Health Week campaign has been individually tailored to three distinct age groups to ensure more relevant aspects of tooth erosion in the form of causation and prevention are communicated to the Australian Community. These groups include:
The ADA recognises the distinction between each group, however knowledge and awareness of tooth erosion in all age groups is relevant to you and your family.
The early signs of tooth erosion are usually not accompanied by pain or other symptoms. It is therefore highly recommended that regular consultation with your dentist will assist in identifying the impact of tooth erosion, and early prevention is paramount in prolonged oral health.
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