Oral Health

Dental Health Week 2021: Keep Your Smile for Life

Dental Health Week 2021: Keep Your Smile for Life

In the past, it was accepted that getting older meant losing some or all of your teeth to tooth decay or gum disease. Thanks to advances in dentistry and a wider understanding of oral health, this is no longer the case, .....
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Category: Oral Health

How Do I Stop Grinding My Teeth?

How Do I Stop Grinding My Teeth?

Do you or someone in your family grind, clench or gnash your teeth? Involuntary teeth grinding at night or during the day is known as bruxism. This isn't always a serious concern, but if you are a frequent and forceful g.....
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Category: Oral Health, Sleep Health

Sugar and Your Teeth: How Much Is Too Much?

Sugar and Your Teeth: How Much Is Too Much?

Australians may be more health-conscious than ever, but tooth decay and gum disease are still major problems across different age groups. This is largely down to how much sugar we consume every day. We all know that suga.....
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Category: General Dentistry, Oral Health

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......
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Category: General Dentistry, Oral Health

What Does Toothache and Swelling Mean?

What Does Toothache and Swelling Mean?

Toothache can happen for many reasons and is sometimes benign, but toothache accompanied by swelling is more likely to indicate a serious problem. If you have pain and swelling in your mouth, it's important to see your d.....
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Category: Restorative Dentistry, Oral Health

Give Your Teeth a White Christmas with These Healthy Sugar Swaps

Give Your Teeth a White Christmas with These Healthy Sugar Swaps

If you take care of your teeth and gums the rest of the year, why should you let things slide at Christmas? Over-indulging in the sweet stuff might be a festive tradition, but it's not one you have to subscribe to – espe.....
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Category: Oral Health

Visiting the Dentist with Sensitive Teeth

Visiting the Dentist with Sensitive Teeth

If your teeth hurt when you eat or drink something hot, cold, sweet or sour, you should tell your dentist. Some people naturally have more sensitive teeth than others, but if your teeth have become more sensitive suddenl.....
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Category: Oral Health

What Are the Most Common Dental Problems for Children?

What Are the Most Common Dental Problems for Children?

Dental care for children should begin as soon as their first teeth erupt. Taking good care of your children's teeth, and teaching them how to take care of their own teeth when they get old enough, will lower their risk o.....
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Category: Children's Dentistry, Oral Health

Easy Sugar Swaps to Save Your Teeth

Easy Sugar Swaps to Save Your Teeth

If you or your kids consume too much sugar in your diets, you could be putting your oral health at risk.[1] Sugar feeds bacteria living in plaque on the teeth, which can cause tooth decay and gum disease among other heal.....
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Category: Oral Health

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.....
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Category: General Dentistry, Oral Health


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