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?

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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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Is alcohol bad for your teeth?

is alcohol bad for your teeth

As long as you drink responsibly, alcohol can be part of a healthy diet. However, even moderate alcohol consumption can increase your risk of oral health problems, especially if you also smoke and don't take good care of your teeth.[1] This month, many Australians are giving up alcohol for Dry July... Continue reading

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Protect your kids' teeth with custom mouthguards

Protect Kids Teeth with Mouthguards

When you're taking care of the back to school supplies, one thing you shouldn't overlook is a sports mouthguard. Whether your child plays rugby, hockey or any other activity that puts their mouth at risk of injury, a mouthguard can offer vital protection. It could prevent their teeth from getting c... Continue reading

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Are Dental Implants Safe?

Are dental implants safe?

Dental implants have been used to replace missing teeth for over 50 years. Made from strong titanium, implants bond with the jaw bone to provide a sturdy foundation for replacement teeth that look and feel natural. Dental implants have a very high success rate when they're properly cared for, with ... Continue reading

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What Should I Do in a Dental Emergency?

Dental emergency tips

A dental emergency can happen any time, so it's important to be prepared. Knowing what to do in an emergency situation could greatly improve your chances of recovery and lower your risk of infections and other complications. If you've had a dental emergency in Noosa, call the Tewantin Dental team s... 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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