Western Suburbs Weekly - - Local Focus -

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.cottes­loe­den­ or call 9384 1644.

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