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..... Read more
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
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
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
When you're enjoying the Christmas holidays, the last thing you want is to have to visit the emergency clinic. However, the festive season is the most common time of the year for dental injuries and toothaches, as people..... 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 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 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
If you or your kids consume too much sugar in your diets, you could be putting your oral health at risk.
Sugar feeds bacteria living in plaque on the teeth, which can cause tooth decay and gum disease among other heal..... Read more
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