You brush your teeth really well every morning and every night and you even floss every few days. So why is it that when you go to the dentist you are told you need to have your teeth cleaned? The answer lies in the difference between plaque and tartar. Plaque Plaque is a soft sticky film of bacteria that builds up on the teeth, tongue, gums and other surfaces of the mouth. It’s usually off-white but in some situations can be coloured. Plaque forms whenever we eat or drink. T
Your gums are not only important for maintaining healthy teeth, they are now recognised as having an important impact on many serious health conditions including heart disease, diabetes, premature birth and pneumonia. If you or your loved ones have a family history of heart disease here is what you need to know about your gums and how they can affect your heart. What is gum disease? Gum disease is the number 1 cause of tooth loss in Australia. Gum disease is caused by a bacte
Today we got out of the clinic for the morning to visit the lovely residents at Penny and Francis House, Ramsey Wing and Charla Lodge. My team and I have been providing dental care to residents of the aged care facility in Keith for many years and have been happy to be able to extend this important service to Bordertown since late last year. Oral health is important for the health and well-being of the elderly and has a great impact on quality of life. Consider this...