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Why Good Oral Health Is Important for Seniors

oral health for senior citizens

More than 1 in 7 Australians are now aged 65 or over, as improved healthcare and awareness are helping us to live longer, healthier lives. More people are also keeping their teeth long into their senior years.[1] However, since many oral health risks increase with age, this makes it important to kn... Continue reading

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Know the Warning Signs of Sleep Apnoea

Warning Signs of Sleep Apnoea

Do you or someone in your home snore loudly and feel tired during the day? It's possible you might have obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). This involves the throat getting blocked during the night, interrupting breathing and preventing a restful sleep. Around 5% of Australians are thought to have obst... Continue reading

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5 Fluoride Myths Debunked

fluoride myths debunked

Tooth decay is a growing problem in Australia, but without water fluoridation it would likely be much worse. Fluoridation is the process of adding a small amount of fluoride to water supplies to help improve oral health in communities, but it also has its opponents who claim that fluoride is hazardo... Continue reading

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Do You Really Need to Floss Your Teeth?

is it necessary to floss

If you already brush your teeth twice a day, do you really need to floss too? When you consider that almost half the surface area of your teeth is between them, in spaces hard to reach using a toothbrush, the importance of flossing becomes clear.[1] Dentists recommend flossing as part of a daily or... Continue reading

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What Causes a Toothache?

causes of a toothache

Do you have pain in your tooth? Toothaches can happen suddenly or develop over time and they may be an intermittent or constant pain. Finding out why your tooth hurts can be the key to making the pain go away.[1] Some of the most common reasons for toothache are: Tooth decay If you don't take goo... Continue reading

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5 Ways to Prevent Wrinkles

how to prevent wrinkles

Wrinkles are a sign of natural ageing, but age isn't the only factor that can cause skin to crease. If you want to hold back the clock or reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles, making changes to your lifestyle and giving up bad habits could be a good start.[1] 1. Avoid sun exposure Exposure to ... Continue reading

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What to Do If Your Tooth Gets Knocked Out

missing tooth

Losing a tooth can be scary, but trying to stay calm and knowing how to act could make all the difference to saving the tooth. While a knocked-out tooth can't always be reattached, if it's still intact and you can see a dentist within 30 to 60 minutes, there's a chance it could be restored.[1] Can ... Continue reading

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Porcelain Veneers vs. Composite Veneers: What's the Difference?

dental veneers

If you want to cover up stained or discoloured teeth, to straighten teeth that are slightly crooked or to make other cosmetic changes to your smile, your dentist may suggest veneers. These are thin layers of material that dentists can bond to the front of teeth to change their external appearance.[1... Continue reading

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How to Keep Your Teeth White

easy ways to keep teeth white

Many people want a white smile for appearance, but discoloured teeth can also be a sign of plaque, which can lead to tooth decay and other problems if it's not treated.[1] Read these tips to find out how to keep your smile naturally white and how dentists can restore lost whiteness with cosmetic ... Continue reading

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Is Children's Dental Care Free? CDBS Explained

Child Dental Benefits Schedule

Tooth decay in children is a growing problem in Australia. Regular dental visits improve the chance that decay can be spotted early before it causes serious damage or tooth loss. Dentists can also offer guidance for children and their parents about the best way to care for their developing teeth and... Continue reading

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