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The dentists' dozen

It’s Dental Health Week – the Australian Dental Association’s annual major oral health campaign. Here are a dozen nuggets to sink your teeth into.

The dentists' dozen

Four things you can do for your smile

1. Brush twice a day with a toothpaste that contains fluoride 

2. Clean in between teeth at least once a day, with floss or an interdental brush 

3. Eat a healthy, balanced diet, and limit sugar intake 

4. Regularly visit the dentist for check-ups and preventive treatment 

Four surprising facts about Australia's dental health

5. 65% of Australians haven’t seen a dentist in the last two years 

6. 50% of Australians brush their teeth only once a day 

7. Nearly 40% never floss or clean between their teeth 

8. 73% of young people (aged 14-18 years) are consuming too much sugar 

Four amazing facts to feed your dental career

9. You can train to be a dental technician at TAFE NSW

10. You can train to be a dental prosthetist at TAFE NSW 

11. TAFE NSW Dental Studies courses are nationally recognised 

12. At TAFE NSW you learn all the theory coupled with the exact skills you need on the job so your transition to the dental workforce is seamless.

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