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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

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..... Read more

Category: Restorative Dentistry, Oral Health

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

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..... Read more

Category: Oral Health

Are Kids Free at the Dentist?

Are Kids Free at the Dentist?

When it comes to taking care of your kids' teeth and oral health, you don't want to have to worry about the cost. Fortunately, most parents and guardians in Australia can receive help easing the financial burden thanks t..... Read more

Category: Children's 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

Smoking Does More Than Stain Your Teeth

Smoking Does More Than Stain Your Teeth

When people think about what smoking does to their teeth, they probably think of the stains left on tooth surfaces by nicotine and tar. This discolouration is a common reason why people choose teeth whitening treatments...... Read more

Category: Restorative Dentistry

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..... Read more

Category: Oral Health


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