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Going on Holiday? Don't Forget Your Toothbrush!

don't forget your toothbrush on your holiday

With the Christmas holidays coming up, many Aussies are looking forward to getting away from it all. While you might be excited about taking a break from work and other responsibilities, there are some things in life that never have time off. That includes looking after your teeth! Whether you're ... Continue reading

Tags:  Oral Health Tips

Bupa Members First Platinum

bupa members first platinum

We're now part of the Bupa Members First Platinum network At Face Value Dental, we believe that quality dental care should be as affordable as possible. That's why we've joined the Bupa Members First Platinum network, so we can offer eligible Bupa members even better value on check-ups and treatmen... Continue reading

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Are Dental X-rays Safe?

are dental x-rays safe

Dentists can tell a lot from looking at your teeth, but not everything is visible to the naked eye. By taking an x-ray of your mouth, your dentist can get a more complete picture of your teeth, jaws and other structures. This can help them to diagnose problems with greater accuracy and to plan treat... Continue reading

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What's the Best Material for Dental Crowns?

dental crown material

If you have a damaged or weakened tooth, your dentist may recommend having a crown fitted. If you're having a dental bridge fitted to replace a missing tooth, crowns may also be placed over the neighbouring teeth for support. Dental crowns are custom-made to fit over a tooth and restore its origina... Continue reading

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Braces or Veneers: Which Is Best for Straighter Teeth?

A straight smile isn't just a cosmetic concern. If you have a crooked smile, gaps between your teeth or a misaligned bite, these could affect your ability to eat or speak normally, as well as making it more difficult to brush and floss your teeth.[1] When you visit your dentist for your regular che... Continue reading

Tags:  Dental Veneers,  Invisible Braces

Can Your Dentist Help Your Sleep?

do you have trouble sleeping?

A good night's sleep is important for overall health and wellbeing. Sleeping disorders can cause tiredness and affect concentration during the day, as well as increasing health risks.[1] If you have trouble sleeping, you snore, or you have other symptoms that could be caused by a sleep disorder, yo... Continue reading

Tags:  Oral Health Tips,  Sleep Apnoea

3 Fluoride Myths and Why They're Wrong

fluoride myths

Fluoride is a naturally occurring substance found in rocks, many plants and water supplies that helps to protect teeth against decay. For this reason, it's also included in toothpaste, applied to teeth during dental check-ups and added to many drinking water supplies, a process called fluoridation.[... Continue reading

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5 Tips for Getting Used to Your New Dentures

Whether you're wearing dentures for the first time or you're replacing your old dentures, it can take some time for your mouth to adjust.[1] Follow these five steps for a smoother transition and to lower your risk of denture problems. 1. Make sure they're fitted properly For the most comfortable ... Continue reading

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Why Is My Mouth Dry?

why is my mouth dry

If your mouth often feels dry, and you have bad breath, a bad taste in your mouth or difficulty swallowing, you might have a condition known as dry mouth syndrome (xerostomia). This condition is a result of reduced or absent saliva flow in the mouth.[1] Dry mouth is believed to affect about 10 perc... Continue reading

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What Dental Myths Do You Believe?

Do you know how to care for your teeth? Even with so much knowledge available today, misconceptions and misinformation still persist about oral health and dentistry. These can have a negative impact if they prevent people from giving their teeth and gums the care they need. This Dental Health Week... Continue reading

Tags:  Healthy Diet,  Oral Health Tips

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