ORAL HEALTH OFFERS CLUES ABOUT YOUR OVERALL HEALTH.
IT’S A FACT! Do you know that your oral health offers clues about your overall health or that problems in your mouth can affect the rest of your body? Taking care of your oral health is an investment in your overall health.3
SORE THROATS CAN ALSO BE CAUSED BY BACTERIAL INFECTIONS.
IT’S A FACT! Do you know that bacterial infections such as strep throat, tonsillitis and adenoiditis can all cause a sore throat? Chat to your doctor or pharmacist if you suspect that a bacterial infection could be the cause of your painful throat!4
ANTIBIOTICS DO NOT ALTER THE COURSE OF VIRAL INFECTIONS
IT’S A FACT! Do you know that because viral illnesses are the most common cause of a sore throat, it is important not to use antibiotics to treat them? Antibiotics do not alter the course of viral infections.8 Chat to your doctor or pharmacist if you are unsure of whether the origin of your sore throat is viral or bacterial.
GINGIVITIS CAN BE ASYMPTOMATIC.
IT’S A FACT! Whilst those with gingivitis can be asymptomatic, the following can be an indicator of gum disease: red, tender, or swollen gums; bleeding gums when brushing or flossing; gums that have pulled away from the teeth; loose teeth; pain when chewing; sensitive teeth; bad breath even after brushing.5
GINGIVITIS CAN LEAD TO MORE SERIOUS PERIODONTAL DISEASE.
IT’S A FACT! Gingivitis can lead to more serious periodontal disease. The sooner your dentist can diagnose gingivitis, the better your chances are of reversing any damage to gums and teeth.6