Western Suburbs Article - 9th September 2014 Oral Hygiene Visits


Date Published: 9/09/2014

Esther and Jarod Regular dental check-ups are the key to maintaining good oral health and addressing any issues that may arise says Dr Tina Morris.  Just as important are oral hygiene visits.  These are 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 are important in the early diagnosis and treatment of gum disease.
 
Gum disease can begin at any age, even during childhood.  It can begin and progress unnoticed for a considerable amount of time if left unchecked.  Symptoms can be as simple as occasional bleeding and the disease can lead to the gums receding and teeth becoming unstable, and in some cases tooth loss.  We now know that gum disease is linked to overall health including heart disease and diabetes.  Gum disease can be treated and ideally prevented by taking good care of your gums and regular visits to your Hygienist.
 

And remember to check if your child is eligible for the Government’s Child Dental Benefits Scheme, which covers basic services, including Oral Hygiene.  This is capped at $1,000 per child over a two calendar year period and is aimed at children 2 – 17 years of age.  Cottesloe Dental bulk bills eligible patients for this service.

 

For more information on our Practice and services we have to offer, please visit www.cottesloedental.com.au or call Cottesloe Dental on 9384 1644.


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