Oral Hygiene and Health

What Your Mouth Says About the Rest of Your Body

What your mouth says about the rest of your body

Is There a Link Between Your Oral Health and General Health? When it comes to your oral health, dentists can garner a major insight just by looking at your teeth. In fact, one dentist successfully diagnosed pregnancy on a woman even before her obstetrician had! Your mouth is the door to the r... Continue reading

Tags:  Periodontal treatment,  Oral hygiene

Clean It Or Lose It! Root Canal Treatment

Clean it or lose it! Root Canal Treatment

Root Canal Treatment: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions If you are suffering from a tooth ache you may require a root canal treatment, which could save you from losing your tooth all together! At Tewantin Dental Care in Noosa, we can help treat your infected tooth before it’s too late an... Continue reading

Tags:  Root canal

23 Organisations Says It's Time To Stop Amalgam Fillings

Stop using amalgam fillings

Amalgam fillings are still a topic of debate around the world 23 organisations from around the world have written a letter calling for a date for the phasing-out of mercury amalgam. The main reason for this letter is that many dental and other health groups believe that there is sufficient evidence... Continue reading

Tags:  White Fillings,  Amalgam Removal

What’s at risk here? Amalgam removal and the continuing debate

Amalgam removal and the continuing debate

Fresh debate surrounding amalgam removal spurred on by Dr Oz’s show When you are a fairly respected doctor on television there is a tendency for your viewers to believe you; after all a doctor should surely know what he or she is discussing. However, after Dr Oz aired an episode entitled &ldq... Continue reading

Tags:  Cosmetic dentistry

Should You be Using Mouthwash?


Do Mouthwashes Really Work? Mouthwash is marketed as something that can boost your oral health by washing away food debris, adding fluoride to your mouth and leaving you with fresh breath. But should you be using it? The Benefits of Mouthwash It's important to note that mouthwash is not usuall... Continue reading

Tags:  Oral hygiene

Man claims souvenir from shark attack

Shark attack leaves tooth in victim’s foot

Shark attack leaves tooth in victim’s foot Andrew Birchall has been surfing for over 30 years, and never thought he would be attacked by a shark. While surfing off the coast of Florida, he got a rude shock after a shark bit his leg, leaving three rows of teeth marks on his body and a tooth lo... Continue reading

Tags:  Food and Lifestyle

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

Tags:  Food and Lifestyle,  Oral hygiene

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

Tags:  Food and Lifestyle

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

Tags:  Food and Lifestyle,  Sleep Apnoea

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

Tags:  Food and Lifestyle,  Oral hygiene

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