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Sleep apnoea | How your dentist can help you breathe

Does your partner or family complain that you snore? Do you wake up tired? If you find yourself drowsy during the day you may actually have a life-threatening condition known as obstructive sleep apnoea. And while this isn’t strictly to do with your teeth, your dentist can help. Sleep apnoea is a partial or complete …

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

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 jaw clenching during occasional times …

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Teach your children about sugary drinks

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 oral and general health. It …

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Heart Research Month | Oral health connected to heart health

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 mediator of atrial fibrillation and …

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Getting into the Christmas spirit, without compromising your dental 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 a compromise could benefit your …

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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 results revealed in the OHAP …

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Taking care of your teeth during pregnancy

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 in the body, and has …

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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 effect on immunity and the …

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