Don’t Chew That!
Do you find yourself gnawing on a pencil when you’re deep in thought? Do you like chomping on ice cubes to keep your mouth cool? While these everyday nervous habits aren’t likely to cause major health problems, they can result in chipped or cracked teeth and inconvenient dental repairs.
If you feel compelled to pop a pencil in your mouth or create crushed ice instead of letting your refrigerator do the work, consider softer-on-the-teeth alternatives. Such as chewing sugar-free gum. Doing so increases saliva production, tames the acids in your mouth and strengthens enamel.
Apples, carrots, cucumbers and celery are other sensible choices when it comes to satisfying your need to chew. These crunchy edibles are not only good for your
body but great for your teeth.
Of course, scheduling regular dental check-ups is another great way to ensure your teeth are in tip-top condition.
For all your dental needs please call us at Riaz Dental on 68621261 or visit www.riazdental.com.au.
Reduce Your Breast Cancer Risk
Far too many women in Western NSW may be unaware of their risk of breast cancer, despite the fact that 9 in 10 women diagnosed don’t have a family history.
“The risk is real for every woman aged 50 to 74. One in eight women in NSW will develop breast cancer in their lifetime and less than 10 per cent of them will have a family history,” said WNSWLHD Breastscreen Manager, Meg O’Brien.
“That’s why all women in this age group should screen for breast cancer, regardless of whether they have a family history.”
“By detecting breast cancer early, breast screening not only saves lives but also reduces the likelihood of a woman needing invasive treatment.”
“The more having a mammogram with BreastScreen NSW becomes part of your normal two-yearly health routine, the easier it is to keep going.”
To book a mammogram with Breast- Screen NSW, phone 13 20 50, or book PH: 6862 1261 | 19 Church St, Parkes online by visiting breastscreen.nsw.gov.au.