Thursday, 8 December 2011

Treat Your Teeth Well

Ensure that your diet helps you chew your way into old age.

Here's how to keep your mouth and teeth healthy:
 - Floss at least once a day.
 - Brush your teeth every day with a fluoride toothpaste 
- Clean between your teeth every day with floss or other between the teeth cleaner
 - Snack smart – limit sugary snacks
 - Eat a variety of foods to maintain overall health
 - Don't smoke or chew tobacco
 - See your dentist or oral health professional regularly

Some great-tasting snacks that won't harm your teeth:
 - Plain milk and buttermilk
 - Fruit and raw vegetables Plain yogurt, cheese and cottage cheese
 - Hard boiled or devilled eggs
 - Nuts, sunflower or pumpkin seeds
 - Melba toast
 - Salads

If you are a Holocaust survivor the claims conference may be able to fund treatment.
As part of the Home Support package JewishCare care workers can assist clients to and from dental appointments. Contact Ruth Faludi
If you need emergency dental care and live in South West Sydney contact Sydney Dental Hospital , they also offer special care for people with a physical or intellectual disability.

Here are some basic tips for caring for teeth and gums -  from