Shiny Smiles For You And Your Valentine

Shiny Smiles For You And Your Valentine

Shiny Smiles For You And Your ValentineThis Valentine’s Day give yourself, or a loved one, a special Valentine’s Day gift that can be shared the entire year round – a beautiful and healthy smile.

Keeping a clean, attractive, and healthy smile is important for people of all ages, particularly people who want to make a great first impression or kiss a loved one on Valentine’s Day. Working with your United Smiles Dentist you should be able to keep your smile shining, or transform your ordinary smile into a stunning one.

What are the steps to improving or maintaining your smile? Here are some tips to help you keep your smile and dental health for Valentine’s Day!

Good Habits at Home are the Start

By practicing good dental care at home, you can keep your teeth healthy and prevent many dental care problems. If you want a kissable smile, there are some simple and commonsense practices you can adopt at home:

Gum Disease And Your Mouth - mernda dentist

Gum Disease And Your Mouth

Gum Disease And Your Mouth - mernda dentistPeriodontal (gum) disease is inflammation of the gums and damage to the bone that anchors teeth in the jaws. According to the Australian Department of Health, in 2012 serious gum disease affected over 20 per cent of Australian adults and was the most common cause of tooth loss.

Yet, gum disease is relatively unknown and often overlooked.

No matter how overlooked gum disease is, one thing is certain – millions of Australians have at least moderate gum disease. Fortunately, if you have gum disease, your Mernda dentist at United Smiles is here to help!

The Threat of Gum Disease

Gum disease is an infection of the tissues and bones that support your teeth. Gum disease is linked to other major health problems including stillbirths, strokes, heart disease and some kinds of cancer. Left untreated, gum disease leads to loose teeth and is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults.