Oral hygiene

When Do Kids Start Losing Teeth?

When Do Kids Start Losing Teeth

Kids have normally grown all of their primary (baby) teeth by the age of 3, but teething isn't over yet. From the age of 6 or 7 (sometimes earlier), they'll start to lose their primary teeth and grow their permanent (adult) teeth. Just because baby teeth are going to fall out doesn't mean they can ... Continue reading

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How Often Should I Go to the Dentist?

how often should you go to the dentist

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

oral health for senior citizens

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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Know the Warning Signs of Sleep Apnoea

Warning Signs of Sleep Apnoea

Do you or someone in your home snore loudly and feel tired during the day? It's possible you might have obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). This involves the throat getting blocked during the night, interrupting breathing and preventing a restful sleep. Around 5% of Australians are thought to have obst... Continue reading

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5 Fluoride Myths Debunked

fluoride myths debunked

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?

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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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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Bad Breath and Other Possible Signs of Gum Disease

bad breath signs

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

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 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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