Posted November 05, 2018 09:10:12Dental hygiene is an essential part of any person’s well-being and there is no alternative to it.
It can make a world of difference to the health and wellbeing of our patients and the communities we serve.
But despite its importance, dental hygiene is not an alternative to dental care.
If we really want to improve the quality of dental care, we must invest in quality dental hygiene.
And that means putting the emphasis on prevention and improving sleep hygiene.
The dental hygiene community is a vibrant and growing one, with more than 600 registered dental hygienists across Australia.
In 2017-18, the Australian Dental Health and Wellbeing Agency reported the number of people who visited their local dental hygiene clinics fell by more than half, to just over 50,000.
That is down from more than 70,000 visits in 2016-17.
But the good news is that there are still opportunities for dentists to deliver better dental hygiene and save lives.
As well as dental hygiene, there are a number of other ways you can make dentistry a better experience.
There is the value of having a personalised experience, with an understanding of the dental care and medical conditions you may be dealing with, and the knowledge and tools to support you.
You also have the opportunity to make your dental care more convenient.
Your dentist can advise you on which dental tools are right for you, and how to ensure they are properly fitted.
This means you can get the most from your time in the dentist’s office.
And the dentist can help you learn more about your health, as well as the dental health of your family, friends and neighbours.
If you can help, we want to hear from you.
We’d love to hear about the experiences you have had in your community.
Contact us: [email protected]
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