REGULAR dental check-ups are the key to maintaining good oral health, says Cottesloe Dental’s Dr Tina Morris.
“Just as important are oral hygiene visits, usually scheduled every six months with one of our friendly hygienists and can help prevent many of the problems that lead to tooth decay and early diagnosis and treatment of gum disease,” Dr Morris said.
“Gum disease can begin at any age and can progress unnoticed for a considerable amount of time if left unchecked.”
Dr Morris said symptoms could be as simple as occasional bleeding and the disease could lead to the gums receding and teeth becoming unstable. “We now know that gum disease is linked to overall health including heart disease and diabetes,” she said. “Gum disease can be treated and ideally prevented by taking good care of your gums and regular visits to your hygienist. Visit www.cottesloedental.com.au or call 9384 1644.