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Smart Snacks for Your Child’s Smile

By the time your child is six years old, their permanent teeth will start coming in.  If cared for properly, these teeth will stay with them for the rest of their lives. Whether you are a resident of Brighton or Ferntree Gully of Victoria, Centre for Dentistry is available to provide comprehensive services to children of all ages.  It’s important for your child to be seen for a check and clean twice per year.  But at home, there are additional ways you can help your child maintain a healthy smile (which includes more than just regular brushing and flossing.) One … Continue reading

Gum Health: It Impacts More Than Your Smile

Gum disease, also knows are periodontitis or periodontal disease, can be a very serious condition that not only affects your mouth but your body in general.   The Systemic Health Risks Studies have shown that gum disease can lead to heart disease. The bacterial infection in your gums gets into your bloodstream, which can lead to blood clots that cause you to have a heart attack or increase your risk of stroke. Diabetics are also at a high risk of developing gum disease. As such, those with diabetes should take extra precautions in caring for their teeth and gums.  Gum … Continue reading