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Dental Health Week 2020: Beware of Hidden Sugars

Dental Health Week 2020: Beware of Hidden Sugars

We all know that sugar's bad for our teeth and that we should watch what we eat and drink, but that can be easier said than done when so many sugars hide their identity behind scientific names and confusing measurements...... Read more

Category: General Dentistry, Oral Health

What Does Tooth Sensitivity Mean?

What Does Tooth Sensitivity Mean?

Do you feel pain or discomfort when you have hot or cold food and drink or when you brush and floss your teeth? Some people naturally have more sensitive teeth, but if eating, drinking and daily oral care are causing you..... Read more

Category: General Dentistry

What Causes Tooth Decay and Erosion?

What Causes Tooth Decay and Erosion?

When teeth are damaged or worn down, this can make them feel painful and sensitive. The more tooth enamel is lost, the more vulnerable a tooth will be to infections. If this isn't treated in time, it can sometimes lead ..... Read more

Category: General Dentistry, Holistic Dentistry

Are Electric Toothbrushes Really Better for Your Teeth?

Are Electric Toothbrushes Really Better for Your Teeth?

If you or your kids don't use an electric toothbrush, are you giving your teeth the best care you can? Will going electric mean less plaque and less chance of needing a filling? Not necessarily. While there is evidence t..... Read more

Category: General Dentistry

What Is a Dry Mouth a Sign Of?

What Is a Dry Mouth a Sign Of?

Do your mouth and throat often feel dry, even when you're drinking enough water? If this is persistent, you could have dry mouth syndrome (xerostomia). This means your salivary glands aren't producing the saliva needed t..... Read more

Category: General Dentistry

How to Get More Calcium for Healthy Teeth

How to Get More Calcium for Healthy Teeth

Are you or your kids getting enough calcium in your diet? Calcium is important for building healthy teeth, jaws and bones, and for maintaining their health and function throughout your life. It also helps systems such as..... Read more

Category: General Dentistry, Holistic Dentistry

How Can I Calm My Nerves Before Going to the Dentist?

How Can I Calm My Nerves Before Going to the Dentist?

If you feel nervous about visiting the dentist, you're not alone. As many as 1 in 6 Australian adults and 1 in 10 children have some form of dental anxiety, with 1 in 20 people having more severe dental phobia.[1] Most d..... Read more

Category: General Dentistry

Do Root Canals Hurt?

Do Root Canals Hurt?

If your dentist recommends a root canal, you might feel nervous about the pain. In fact, as root canal procedures are carried out using local anaesthesia to numb the pain, they're usually no more painful than getting a f..... Read more

Category: General Dentistry

Is Fluoride Bad for You?

Is Fluoride Bad for You?

Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral found in many water supplies and in some foods. In Australia, most public water supplies have small amounts of fluoride added to help strengthen teeth against plaque and lower ra..... Read more

Category: General Dentistry, Oral Health

What Are the Most Common Dental Problems for Seniors?

What Are the Most Common Dental Problems for Seniors?

Many oral health risks increase with age. Seniors are more likely to experience certain dental diseases and related problems than people in younger age groups, due to a combination of age-related risks, health factors ac..... Read more

Category: General Dentistry, Oral Health


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