Oral hygiene

What Are the Signs of Tooth Decay in Children?

signs of tooth decay

Tooth decay is one of the most common diseases in Australia. It affects people of all ages, but young children are at the highest risk. The most recent National Child Oral Health Study found that 42% of children aged 5–10 had already experienced decay in their baby teeth, which are thinner an... Continue reading

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How to Brush Your Teeth Properly

how to brush teeth properly

Do you or your kids still get cavities or other dental problems, even though you brush your teeth every day? Regular teeth brushing is one of the best ways to keep plaque and tooth decay at bay, but you need to make sure you're brushing your teeth the right way. Good brushing includes everything f... Continue reading

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Don't Let a Toothache Spoil Your Christmas

taking care of your teeth during christmas

The holidays are often a time of over-indulgence for Australians of all ages, and it's not just your waistline that can suffer. Unhealthy food and drink loaded with sugar and acids contribute to tooth decay, cavities and gum disease, which could mean you see in the New Year with a toothache or worse... Continue reading

Tags:  Dental emergencies,  Emergencies,  Missing teeth,  Oral hygiene,  Periodontal treatment

5 Christmas Gifts to Help Kids Look After Their Teeth

christmas gifts for kids

Christmas is traditionally the worst time of year for teeth, but it doesn't have to be that way. As well as swapping out sugary snacks and drinks for healthy options, you can help your kids to take better care of their teeth and gums in 2020 with these dental gift ideas. 1. Tooth pillow Has your c... Continue reading

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Can I Go to the Dentist When I'm Pregnant?

going to the dentist whilst pregnant

Hormonal changes during pregnancy can affect many parts of your body, including your teeth and gums. Looking after your oral health is always important, but it's even more vital during pregnancy, which increases risk factors for dental disease and associated health problems. You should keep up with... Continue reading

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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

Tags:  Children's dentistry,  Missing teeth,  Oral hygiene

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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