Dr Bruce offers GAP-FREE CLEANS!
When was the last time you had your teeth properly cleaned? Enjoy smooth pearly whites for a lot less when you book in for your check-up and clean with Bruce Stevens Dental. Dr Bruce is now offering GAP-FREE cleans! All private health funds are accepted. Avoid excess payments and maintain a healthy smile when you come in for your oral examination. Dr Bruce says, “Regular dental check-ups are the best way to ensure the long term health of your smile.” Regular check-ups can also reduce the risk of further oral damage.
Links between oral and general health
Little be-known to most people, your oral health has an intimate connection with your overall health. In 2007, the World Health Organization acknowledged the intrinsic link between oral health, general health and quality of life. Poor oral health has been linked to several general health chronic illnesses, including pneumonia, prostate cancer, stroke, heart disease, problem pregnancy, diabetes, and breast cancer. A healthy mouth is the cornerstone of positive overall health and wellbeing.
The best way to reduce your risk of developing gingivitis, gum disease, gum cancer, or another type of oral cancer is to see your dentist on a regular basis for check-ups. Regular visits to your dentist do more than keep your smile attractive, they also tell your dentist a lot about your overall health, including whether or not you may be developing a disease like diabetes.
I don’t have time!
We understand that finding the time to fit in an appointment can be difficult, however it is certainly worth your time so that we can pick up any little issues before they become big and expensive issues. This means you can reduce the chance of needing any serious dental restorations later on. To ensure your teeth are getting the love they deserve, we recommend you visit us twice a year for a check-up and deep clean. That way we can keep track of any dental issues and resolve them immediately.
Reaching optimum oral care depends to a large extent on self-care. Practicing good oral care at home is essential and includes brushing twice a day and flossing at least once a day, but professional dental care is equally important. The normal bacteria found in our mouths, along with mucus and other particles form a sticky, colourless plaque on our teeth. Brushing and flossing can help get rid of plaque; however, plaque that is not removed can harden, forming tartar, and this can only be removed by a dentist or dental hygienist.
Most people hold off going to the dentist for one of three reasons; fear, time and cost. Dr Stevens eliminates your reasoning for all three of these reasons! With a lifetime of experience, flexible booking times, and a warm smile, Dr Stevens can accommodate your whole family. Did you know over 50% of 5-9-year-old children have at least one cavity or filling, and 50% of 12-year-olds have experienced tooth decay in their permanent teeth? Most adults also show signs of periodontal or gingival diseases and severe periodontal disease affects about 14% of adults aged 45 to 54.