Dental Health Month

A Lifetime of Healthy Smiles

Did you know that 68% of 2-5 year olds have never visited a dentist? Are you one of the 17% of people who avoid certain food due to dental related problems? Do you contribute to 1 million lost days of work each year due to dental issues? 

August is Dental Health Month! During Dental Health Month, Dental Care Network (DCN) is promoting "A Lifetime of Health Smiles" and educating the community on how maintaining a healthy mouth is important at all stages of your life. 

Young or old, each stage of our lives brings with it new challenges and risks for our dental health. Knowing what to expect can help us be prepared and take appropriate precautions so that our teeth get to grow old with the rest of us. 

Our key messages are derived from significant and quite alarming Australian and New Zealand dental statistics and we have turned them into this fun and engaging infographic for your school or workplace. 



DCN is a key promoter of Dental Health Month. We are a network of experienced, professional dentists, concerned about the overall standards of oral health in ANZ and are seeking to educate the public on how small changes in their lifestyle will have hugely positive effects on their oral health over their lifetime.

A healthy smile is important at every stage of life, but many of us aren’t actually following our recommended dental routine, helping our pearly whites to stick around. In fact, 90 per cent of dental diseases are preventable, so it's worth putting the effort into your teeth and gums. But without the proper care and attention, your teeth and gums can slowly deteriorate over time.

Click here to download your Dental Health Month infographic for your school or workplace.

Dental Health Month provides us with a great reminder to visit the dentist for your annual or bi-annual check-up. Click here to find a dentist near you!

Our DCN blog provides a great source of topical dental information and interesting articles.

Visit Dentipedia to have your dental questions answered and to browse articles by category.  


Dental Health Month Facebook Offer

Terms and Conditions
  1. Patient must mention the Dental Health Month offer when booking the appointment.
  2. Patient must present a valid voucher at a Dental Care Network™ practice.
  3. The offer is valid for single use only.
  4. Voucher applies to the first $5,000 of one visit/ treatment plan*.
  5. Voucher cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer, including private health insurance.
  6. Voucher is not valid for specialist practices in the Dental Care Network™ group as listed on the Dental Care Network™ website with the exception of Orthodontists (excludes NSW Orthodontists).
  7. Patient is responsible for any outstanding payments at the time of appointment. *The maximum discount is $500 per treatment plan, regardless of the number of visits required. Treatment plans cover multi-visit treatments such as dental implants. If the patient is not on a treatment plan, the maximum discount is $500 per visit.
  8. The individual uses the services of Dental Care Network™ in their personal capacity and at their own risk.


References:

Australian Dental Association 2007, National Dental Update: Federal Dental Funding, media release February 2007, <http://www.ada.org.au/app_cmslib/media/umlib/documents/
products_publications/dental%20update/40_du_feb_07.pdf> 

Leeder, SL & Russell, L 2007, Dental and oral health policy issue paper, The Menzies Centre for Health Policy, Sydney.
 
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Harford JE & Islam S 2013. Adult oral health and dental visiting in Australia: results from the National Dental Telephone Interview Survey 2010. Dental Statistics and Research Series no. 65. Cat. no. DEN 227. Canberra: AIHW.

Ministry of Health. 2010. Our Oral Health: Key findings of the 2009 New Zealand Oral Health Survey. Wellington: Ministry of Health.
 
 

 

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