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Tooth decay can be stopped, and even reversed

Tooth decay can be stopped, and even reversed

No matter your age, if you’ve been to a dentist, you probably know the feeling – butterflies in your stomach as you wait for the verdict from your oral health professional. Fillings, or no fillings today? New insight into the disease of dental caries, more commonly known as tooth decay,…


Dental Crowns | How much they cost and what to expect

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On average, dental crowns last between five and 15 years. The life span of a crown depends on the amount of wear and tear the crown takes, how well you follow good oral hygiene practices, and your personal mouth-related habits. You should avoid such habits as grinding or clenching your…


The daily grind | Why grinding teeth (bruxism) is bad for you

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Do you ever wake up with a headache or a sore neck? There are a number of reasons this could be happening, but one you might not be aware of is Bruxism. ‘Bruxism’ is the medical term for teeth grinding. Although we can all be prone to teeth grinding or…


Teach your children about sugary drinks

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Now in its third year, the Critics’ Choice program, run by Rethink Sugary Drink has one specific aim – to teach Australian primary and secondary school students, who are regularly exposed to ads for a vast range of sugary drinks products, how much damage these drinks are doing to their…


Heart Research Month | Oral health connected to heart health

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We’re celebrating Heart Research Month this February. Why, you ask? Because the links between oral and heart health have long been documented, most recently in a study published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. Korean researchers have found poor oral hygiene can provoke transient bacteremia and systemic inflammation, a…


Getting into the Christmas spirit, without compromising your dental health

New research identifies alarming trends in oral health

Candy canes, mince pies, Terry's chocolate oranges... Typically for children, Christmas is about presents, and a serious sugar hit under the guise of "ah, but it's Christmas". But while the Yuletide celebrations are fun for all, it's not a good time for your oral health. Letting children enjoy themselves but finding…


New research identifies alarming trends in oral health

New research identifies alarming trends in oral health

New research, commissioned by the Oral Health Advisory Panel (OHAP), has revealed some worrying insights into Australians’ oral health habits, many valuing appearance over the health of their teeth. A staggering 92% of Australian adults are unaware of what the early stages of tooth decay look like, just one of the alarming…


Taking care of your teeth during pregnancy

E-cigarettes and your oral health

When a woman falls pregnant, her whole body changes - including her oral health. Good oral health is important for good gestation and healthy babies. Here are some things to keep in mind should you be expecting: Morning sickness Morning sickness is related to increased hormone levels and resultant metabolic changes…


E-cigarettes and your oral health

E-cigarettes and your oral health

A recent paper published in the Journal of Dental Research has detailed findings from The Oral Health Effects of Tobacco Products: Science and Regulatory Policy conference in Maryland in the US. It found that aside form tobacco product use's links to oral cancer, periodontal disease and tooth loss, there is an adverse…


Why Do I Suddenly Have More Cavities?

Have you recently started getting cavities despite having healthy teeth and gums most of your life? To help you understand why this might be happening, we’ve compiled a list of possible reasons for this sudden influx. Can stress cause cavities? Yes! It is widely known that stress expresses itself throughout…


10 Tips For A Healthy Mouth

10 Tips For A Healthy Mouth

The best way of keeping the cost of dentistry down is by prevention. Clean your teeth and mouth diligently every day with the right equipment and technique as suggested by your dental health providers. Eat sensibly, watching the amount of sugar and acidic foods. Visit a dental practice at least…

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