General and cosmetic dentistry, invisible braces, orthodontics, implants, crowns, dentures

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157 Elizabeth Drive
Vincentia, NSW
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Caring for your smile.

Serving the Jervis Bay and St Georges Basin people for over 30 years.

Heart disease and gums

A number of recent studies have identified an association between heart disease and gum disease.  

Gum disease affects the gums, bone and other supporting structures of the teeth.

Loss of teeth often results from untreated gum disease.

Signs of gum disease include bleeding and swollen gums.

Risk factors for gum disease and heart disease are similar. They include:

  • Smoking
  • Stress
  • Obesity
  • Gender
  • Diabetes
  • Family history
  • Heavy deposits of dental plaque

How can reduce the risk of gum disease and heart disease?
  • Quit smoking
  • Reduce salt and sugar consumption
  • Ensure good oral hygiene habits.  Daily effective brushing and flossing
  • Minimize fatty food intake
  • Eat lots of fresh fruit and vegetables
  • Regular visits to the dentist for plaque control