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Most gum disease is preventable through good dental hygiene. Most gum disease is preventable through good dental hygiene. Inside and Out/Flickr

Health Check: why do my gums bleed and should I be worried?

Bleeding gums are very common but that doesn’t mean you should ignore them. They’re usually a sign of gum (periodontal) disease. If treated in its early stages, periodontal disease can be easily reversed…
Oral diseases are a significant burden on many people. Oral diseases are a significant burden on many people. Tess Heder

How much is general health affected by oral 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. But whether oral ill-health causes general health problems…
We need a whole-of-health approach to change the negative trends in child dental health. We need a whole-of-health approach to change the negative trends in child dental health. Ernst Vikne/Flickr

Don’t just grin and bear it: act now to improve children’s dental health

The two reports on child dental health and toothbrushing behaviour, released yesterday by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, raise concerns for both the community and the dental profession…

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