Oral hygiene

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

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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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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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Should You be Using Mouthwash?

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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

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Discussing Sports this Dental Health Week

Discussing Sports this Dental Health Week

A Focus on Sports and Oral Health This August, the Australian Dental Association (ADA) has chosen to focus on sports and oral health. Find out what the ADA is calling the “Seven Sporting Sins” with our mini summary of their findings. The Seven Sporting Sins 1. Why Do You Drink Sports ... Continue reading

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Do You Have Gingivitis?

Do You Have Gingivitis?

The Signs and Symptoms of Gingivitis Gingivitis is an inflammation of the gums that is considered to be the precursor to the more serious periodontal (gum) disease. It often presents itself in a number of telltale symptoms and is thankfully reversible in the early stages. Keep reading to find out ... Continue reading

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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

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Holistic Dentistry - An Overall Approach to Health

Holistic Dentistry: an Overall Approach to Health

The Connection Between Oral, Physical, and Mental Health Alternative health solutions are becoming more and more popular in today’s culture, which is why holistic dentistry is appealing to many of our patients. Holistic dentistry is a modern concept that looks to achieve better oral health a... Continue reading

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