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?

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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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What to Expect When Getting Dentures

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Missing teeth can affect more than just your appearance. The more teeth that are absent, the more this can affect your ability to eat normally and get the nutrition you need for health. Missing teeth may also sometimes cause problems with speech and your face won't have the support it used to.[1] I... Continue reading

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Bad Breath and Other Possible Signs of Gum Disease

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Do you have bad breath that won't go away? If your gums also feel itchy or sore, or you've noticed a change in their appearance, you might have gum disease (periodontal disease).[1] Gum disease is one of the most common oral health problems that can affect people of all ages. Improving your oral hy... Continue reading

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Are Dental Implants Worth It?

are dental implants worth it?

If you have one or more missing teeth, there are several options for filling the gap and restoring the natural look and function of your smile. Dental implants are a popular choice for long-term tooth replacement, but it's important to do your research and find out as much as you can about this trea... Continue reading

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Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

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