Oral Health General Dental Care
Oral Health is the absence of active disease in the mouth. It affects overall well being and enables people to participate in their chosen roles without discomfort or embarrassment.
Oral Health is a basic expectation of all Australians. Oral health and disease are important in their own right and for their association with general health.
– by Australian Dental Assotiation
At CHATS DENTAL, we believe that Good General Health starts with Good Dental Health!
Bad oral health can have a significant negative impact on people’s quality of life. It can also affect other diseases that they may be suffering and even accelerate the progress and severity of other illnesses. People with untreated oral and dental diseases can experience pain, loss of sleep, inability to eat or enjoy certain foods as well as time off from work or school and even embarrassment about their appearance.
At CHATS DENTAL, we believe that everyone is unique and special, therefore it is very important for all ages to have access to quality and affordable dental care.
Off to a Good Start
General dental care is a major health issue in its own right and should require full attentions in all ages.
At CHATS DENTAL, we believe that your dental health is of paramount importance and Your Smile is Our Confidence!
Call us on 0401 SMILE7 (0401 764 537) or (02) 8065 1080 and make a dental appointment with our professional and friendly dental team, regardless of whether it will be your first ever dental visit or just an opportunity to find out more about our quality and affordable dental care and services!
Some tips for general dental health advice:
- Eat Well: Enjoy a wide variety of nutritious foods and healthy snacks while limiting your intake of sweet foods, especially between meals.
- Drink Well: Drink plenty of water and avoid sweet or fizzy drinks. If consumed, have them with meals rather than between meals.
- Clean Well: Clean your teeth at least twice a day, using a soft toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste in gentle, circular motion over all surfaces of teeth, followed by correct flossing. *optional tongue scraping may be helpful in treating bad breath but if bad breath persists, gum disease, cavities or other undiagnosed health conditions may need to be furthermore investigated.
- Play Well: Wear a dental-professionally fitted mouth guard when training and playing contact sports.
- Stay Well: Don’t wait for a problem. Regular dental check-ups and periodic reviews will ensure you the best dental health cover.
Teeth Scaling and Cleaning (Recommended every 6 months)
- Removal of accumulation of dental plaque and calculus
- Followed by individualised Fluoride treatment
The oral disease most frequently associated with medical conditions is chronic periodontal disease, which is the result of inflammation of the tissues surrounding the tooth affecting its supporting apparatus including the gum, the periodontal ligaments and the underlying bone. It is usually caused by a bacterial infection and can be aggravated by other factors, eg smoking.
If the condition becomes severe, periodontal diseases can lead to tooth mobility and even tooth loss.
Periodontal disease and diabetes
Epidemiological studies have confirmed that patients with diabetes (both type 1 and type 2) are more susceptible to periodontal disease. The extent of the risk relates to the duration and control of their diabetes. Periodontal disease is likely to increase markedly when diabetes is poorly controlled.
Researches have suggested that the relationship between periodontal disease and diabetes goes both ways. Not only do people with diabetes have more severe periodontal disease, but periodontal disease may make it more difficult for people who have diabetes to control the condition.
Other diseases where chronic infection may be an important factor and have also been associated with periodontal disease includecardiovascular diseases, rheumatoid arthritis, stroke, chronic kidney disease and obesity.