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How Often Should I Go to the Dentist?

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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

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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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5 Fluoride Myths Debunked

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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?

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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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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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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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How to Get Rid of Bad Breath for Good

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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 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

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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 Keep My Mouth Healthy?

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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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