• August 7, 2017
  • Dr. Catherine-Anne Walsh

Hi Everyone! Guess what this week is? No, it’s not some random ATO deadline (whew!) but IT IS Dental Health Week! I thought I should remind you so that you have time to get mentally and physically (extra flossing, anyone?) prepared!!

So, what’s all the fuss about? Well, did you know that your mouth is actually attached to your body (seriously!) and that poor oral health can affect your overall health? I mean it! Food for thought: if you had an infection on your arm that was red and swollen would you not at the very least seek some sort of help for it? The problem with gum disease is that often there are no obvious signs until some serious damage has occurred.1 About half of Americans over the age of 30 have gum disease, and although I haven’t seen Australian or Canadian statistics—I would expect them to be similar.1

Have you seen your dentist recently? How long has it been? If you can’t remember then it’s probably time for a check up and some hygiene care. The same would go for an eye exam while we are on the topic of time—which means I should probably book myself in for an eye test….. Anyway, the reason we always bring up the dreaded flossing when you see us is because, in short, we care.

If you’re in the city Monday or Tuesday you can swing by the ADA Dental Health week booth in Martin Place and meet some other dental folks who also care. The weather is supposed to be beautiful (isn’t it?) and it would also help you get in all those steps we’re all supposed to be taking every day!

Enjoy Dental Health Week everyone! Give us a call if you have any questions! 9232-6367


1)       https://www.yourcareeverywhere.com/content/medhost/your-care-everywhere/stay-well-and-fit/dental-hygiene/how-to-keep-your-gums-healthy.html  (this is taken from a link from the AAP website–http://loveyourgums.tumblr.com)

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Dr. Catherine-Anne Walsh

Catherine-Anne is a New Zealand-qualified dentist. She holds a Masters Degree in Public Health from Sydney University and she has a broad range of experiences from working in both the public and private sector.


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