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Should I Remove My Metal Fillings?

removing metal fillings

Do you have metal fillings and want a more natural-looking smile? Amalgam or 'silver' fillings have been used by dentists to repair decayed or damaged teeth for over 150 years. Although strong and long-lasting, metal fillings have become less popular in recent years as tooth-coloured 'white' fillin... Continue reading

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How to Get Rid of Bad Breath for Good

get rid of bad breath

Bad breath can be embarrassing, but it could also be an indication of a more serious underlying problem.[1] If you suffer from persistent bad breath that won't go away, you should consider making an appointment with your dentist. They may be able to track down the cause and recommend treatments to ... Continue reading

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How Pregnancy Can Affect Your Teeth and Gums

dental concerns during pregnancy

There are many old wives' tales about pregnancy, including the myth that you should expect to lose a tooth for every child. While this isn't the case, it is true that hormone changes during this time can increase the risk of dental problems and associated health risks for some women.[1] You ca... Continue reading

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How to Beat Dental Anxiety and Get the Care You Need

overcoming dental anxiety

Do you have a fear of dental treatments? Whether you have a phobia of needles, of dentistry in general or another related anxiety, avoiding routine dental care can put your oral health at risk.[1] Dentists understand that many people experience dental anxiety. When you talk to your dentist about yo... Continue reading

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How Bad Is Sugar for Your Teeth?

Rising obesity rates and related health problems have led to calls for Australia to follow other countries' examples and introduce a sugar tax, encouraging people to choose healthy options over snacks and fizzy drinks. Consuming too much sugar can increase the risk of developing a number of health ... Continue reading

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Snoring Problems? Your Dentist Could Help

snoring problems and sleep apnoea

Is snoring keeping you or your family awake? Loud snoring or waking up suddenly in the night can sometimes be a symptom of a more serious problem such as obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). If you think you might have OSA or another sleep disorder, talking to your doctor or a dentist could help.[1] Wh... Continue reading

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How Can I Whiten My Smile?

whiten smile

Natural ageing and dietary and lifestyle choices cause many people's teeth to turn yellow or darken over time. Avoiding staining substances such as tea, coffee, red wine and tobacco can help your teeth to stay whiter for longer, but if you want a helping hand to brighten your smile, your dentist cou... Continue reading

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What's the Best Way to Replace a Missing Tooth?

replacing a missing tooth

A missing tooth doesn't only affect your looks. It can also make it more difficult to eat, which can prevent you from getting all the nutrition you need. Without support, the teeth on either side of the gap may also start to shift and become crooked.[1] Missing teeth can affect people of all ages, ... Continue reading

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5 Root Canal Myths Debunked

root canal myths

Root canal treatment is a very common dental procedure that has a high success rate, but it's also one that many people feel anxious about. Learning the truth behind these five common root canal myths could help to put your mind at ease. Your dentist can provide more details about what the procedur... Continue reading

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How Can I Keep My Mouth Healthy?

Oral hygiene

The first week of August is Dental Health Week in Australia, dedicated to raising awareness of good oral hygiene practices. Oral health is important for overall health, wellbeing and quality of life, but problems such as tooth decay and gum disease are prevalent across many age groups.[1] The good ... Continue reading

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