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
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
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
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
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
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.
Most d..... Read more
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
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
Sporting injuries such as chipped, cracked or knocked-out teeth, cut lips and broken jaws can be prevented or minimised by wearing a mouthguard, but not all mouthguards offer the same level of protection.
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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..... Read more