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Pros and Cons of Dental Veneers

dental veneers pros and cons

If you're not satisfied with your smile, you can talk to your dentist to find out what cosmetic treatments they offer to help you make the changes you want. Whether you want to whiten, straighten, reshape or resize teeth, dental veneers are a versatile treatment. But it's important to know the fact... Continue reading

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Am I Too Young for Dentures?

am i too young for dentures

Missing teeth affect people of all ages and might be more common than you think. While older people are more likely to have lost teeth, young adults in Australia have 1.8 missing teeth on average, according to a 2013 survey.[1] If you're wondering why you don't see more people with gaps in their sm... Continue reading

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Is Getting a Root Canal Painful?

are root canals painful

If your dentist says you need a root canal, don't panic! Root canal therapy isn't usually any more painful than having a filling or other routine dental treatment, as local anaesthetic will be used to numb your mouth. In fact, root canal treatment makes pain and sensitivity go away. The sooner you ... Continue reading

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When Do Kids Start Losing Teeth?

When Do Kids Start Losing Teeth

Kids have normally grown all of their primary (baby) teeth by the age of 3, but teething isn't over yet. From the age of 6 or 7 (sometimes earlier), they'll start to lose their primary teeth and grow their permanent (adult) teeth. Just because baby teeth are going to fall out doesn't mean they can ... Continue reading

Tags:  Children's dentistry,  Missing teeth,  Oral hygiene

How Often Should I Go to the Dentist?

how often should you go to the dentist

How often do you go to the dentist? Some dentists recommend visiting every six months for an oral health assessment and teeth cleaning, while others recommend yearly visits. So, which one's right? The answer is – it depends on your individual needs! Your dentist is the best person to determin... Continue reading

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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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