You know the old saying, “don’t judge a book by its cover;” well unfortunately we are all guilty of doing just that. Think of how you felt the last time you met someone that had poor dental hygiene and bad breath – was your first thought that they didn’t take good care of their health? If you don’t brush and floss your teeth daily, food particles can remain in your mouth, which promotes bacterial growth between teeth, around the gums, and on the tongue. This causes bad breath and increases the risk of plaque formation on the teeth, leading to decay and other gum disease. A beautiful clean white toothy smile is something we all aim for and something that is often used by others as a measurement of our overall health. However, looking after your oral health can do more than keep your smile attractive; new research suggests that the health of your mouth mirrors the condition of your body as a whole. For example, when your mouth is healthy, chances are your overall health is good, too. On the other hand, if you have poor oral health, you may have other health problems. This information leaflet will discuss methods to maintain oral health and ways that your local LiveLife Pharmacy can help you to keep those pearly whites shining!
The oral health leaflet has already told you how to keep your mouth in “tip top” shape. This leaflet will look further into our oral health and specifically, some common health conditions that you may experience over your lifetime.
Ovulation and pregnancy testing is something we are questioned about every day in the pharmacy. A major health problem increasing in Australia is that of “age related infertility.” Fertility is usually at its peak in a woman’s 20s and starts a slow decline as she reaches 30. By age 35, fertility starts to decline at a much faster rate. Al-though we do not wish to encourage women to have babies before they are ready both emotionally and financially, it is important to be aware of this change in the body as we age. This information leaflet will cover the basics of a woman’s menstrual cycle and how this relates to her fertility, as well as explaining what we have in the phar-macy to help with conception, test for pregnancy and then support mother and baby throughout the process.