Australia Day has passed, and we’ve still got over a month until Labour Day rolls around.
However, there’s one holiday in the meantime that we should ALL be celebrating: International Dentists Day!
While it may not have a day off, if you ask us, it celebrates one of the most important things out there: our dentists and dental professionals.
It may seem odd to celebrate our profession on the 9th of February each year.
However, a little reflection on just how much your dentist can help you will show just why this international celebration was created!
Without us dentists, you would be left without help in cases of broken teeth, oral pain, or other dental emergencies.
Celebrate dentists who…
Help during dental emergencies
Dental emergencies can happen anytime – good thing there’s an Armadale dentist who can provide you with immediate dental support and advice 24-hours a day!
Whether you are experiencing sudden tooth pain, a broken tooth or a suspected gum infection, our emergency dentists in Armadale can provide immediate assistance in the form of our 24-hour hotline or a same-day emergency appointment.
And before you start thinking “I can tough it out”, remember that leaving tooth or gum pain for too long can lead to complications such as infection and eventually tooth loss.
So whatever you do, don’t try to endure a sudden broken tooth or toothache.
Instead, pay a visit to an emergency dentist in Armadale right away (and what better time with International Dentists Day so close?)
Teach and reinforce good oral care habits
As they say, prevention is better than cure. And when it comes to dental prevention, your Armadale dentist is an essential part of the equation.
How many of us have an unfortunate habit of overlooking our oral care, forgetting to brushing our teeth properly in the morning or floss regularly-enough?
Too many – don’t deny it, we’ve seen it for ourselves!
Dentists play an important role in establishing (and maintaining) good habits, reminding you to take good care of your teeth and helping establish good dental hygiene habits.
This is why regular dental appointments are a must… even if there’s nothing wrong with your teeth (or so you think!)
A good foundation and healthy good oral care habits will protect your teeth from developing cavities and other oral health diseases in the long run.
During a trip to the dentist, you may be given advice on proper brushing techniques.
You may even be prescribed new toothbrushes, toothpaste and other dental hygiene tools to improve the condition of your teeth and gums.
Finally, your Armadale dentist can also advise you about your diet and recommend food that’s better for your oral health.
This is an important role, and one that is (rightfully) celebrated each year on International Dentists Day!
Solve your pain and discomfort
Tooth pain and bleeding gums often lead to pain and discomfort.
While over-the-counter medication can relieve the pain temporarily, the only way to get rid of the pain for good is to get help from your local dentist!
Dentists can easily detect the root of the problem and can intervene, addressing the problem and relieving your underlying oral health issue, be it:
- Tooth decay
- Gum infections
- Cracks, chips and other trauma
You can be sure that you will receive immediate pain relief and an effective solution to your oral health issue.
Take care of the most vulnerable teeth
Certain groups are especially vulnerable when it comes to their dental health – chief among them, children and the elderly.
Seniors’ teeth have been through a lifetime of wear-and-tear – literally. In many cases, this renders them extra vulnerable to damage, infection or even complete tooth loss.
On the other hand, early dental problems in children can often have flow-on effects for their future dental health – make no mistake, this early stage is one of the most crucial.
Coming to see your dentist this International Dentists Day?
Bring the whole family along – our family dentists love treating patients both young and old!
Give you your smile back
Traditionally, once you hit a certain age, you’d have to resign yourself to having to use dentures for the rest of your life.
Luckily, this isn’t the case any more, with more people hanging onto more of their teeth than ever before.
And you can thank us dentists for that!
In addition to teaching and entrenching good dental hygiene habits and knowledge, our Armadale dentists also use restorative dentistry to:
- Protect your teeth
- Help you recover from damage or wear
- Reduce sensitivity
- Restore your smile if you lose a tooth
Visit an Armadale dentist this International Dentists Day
Show your appreciation this February!
As you can see, your dentist plays an important role in your life.
While it may not be something you think about every single day, that doesn’t make it any less important.
If you’re overdue for a dental appointment, we strongly suggest fixing that and booking an appointment as soon as you can.
It doesn’t matter whether your teeth feel healthy or not – if you want to maintain your pearly whites for years to come, you’ll want to see your dentist regularly.
And with International Dentists Day so close, there’s never been a better time!
Show your appreciation for your dentist by booking a dental appointment today!