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Gum disease

Gum disease is caused by plaque and occurs when the tissue that surrounds and supports your teeth becomes infected. Learn what to do here.

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Gingivitis and halitosis

Good oral hygiene helps prevent problems such as bleeding gums, gingivitis and bad breath. Without treatment they can get worse.

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Bleeding gums and dental bleeding

Bleeding from your gums or any other type of dental bleeding can be caused by a dental procedure, an injury or gum disease. Find out what to do.

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Periodontal diseases

Links to trusted information about periodontal diseases.

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5 heart health myths, busted

Heart disease is the leading underlying cause of death in Australia. Knowing how to look after your heart is essential, but there's a lot of misinformation out there.

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Teeth cleaning

Tooth brushing stops plaque build-up and prevents cavities. Find out how to brush, floss and wash your teeth and mouth to keep them healthy.

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Tooth extraction

There are several reasons why you may need to have a tooth pulled. Learn what to expect during and after this dental procedure.

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Root canal treatment

A root canal treatment can save an infected or damaged tooth. Here’s what’s involved and a list of signs and symptoms indicating it may be needed.

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Manage your health in your 60s

If you are in your 60s, you should be aware of these common conditions, as well as how you can watch out for them and try to prevent them to stay healthy.

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Manage your health in your 50s

Once you’re in your 50s, you need to be aware of the health conditions that increasingly affect people at this age. Learn how to reduce your risks and to manage your health at this stage of life.

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