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Busy lifestyle? Making time for oral health

Juggling a busy career and hectic home life can often leave little time for your oral health, which is why we’d like to highlight its importance as this month marks the Australian Dental Association’s – Dental Health Week 3rd – 9th August. Regular patients will already know we feel passionately about patient education here at Woombye Dental. […] Read more

Jul, 30, 2020

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Can dental hygiene affect fertility?

Inadequate dental hygiene can affect fertility in both sexes. Gum disease and tooth decay have been linked with poor sperm health and sperm quality in men, while in women poor dental health may increase the time needed to conceive. Most of the research into the connection between dental health and fertility focuses on periodontal disease […] Read more

Jul, 30, 2020

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Which are the best vitamins and minerals for healthy teeth?

You already know you need a nutritious diet for a healthy body, but there are four vitamins and minerals that are essential for good dental health. These will help to strengthen your tooth enamel, your gums and jawbone naturally. Calcium Calcium is one of the most important minerals for good dental health because it strengthens […] Read more

Jul, 30, 2020

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Age well with a healthy mouth

As you age, it’s even more crucial to look after your dental health. Poor oral health can negatively affect your quality of life and even overall health. Common problems experienced later in life include tooth loss and tooth decay, gum disease (periodontal disease), and dry mouth (xerostomia). How ageing can affect your dental and general […] Read more

Jul, 03, 2020

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The importance of teeth in speech

Your teeth are crucial in allowing you to form and to correctly enunciate words. Speech is extremely complex and we use our teeth, lips, tongue and vocal cords to make phonetic sounds. Some sounds such as vowels are formed without using teeth or lips, but many sounds rely solely on the contact between your lips […] Read more

Jul, 03, 2020

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Six things your dentist wishes you knew

Cavities aren’t only caused by sugar. Did you know starchy and carbohydrate-rich foods can wreck havoc on your dental health because they break down into simple sugars. Bacteria metabolise these sugars to produce harmful acid. Try to cut down on bread, crisps and crackers. Foods that are good to eat include dairy products particularly cheese, […] Read more

Jul, 03, 2020

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What your gums are telling you and when to see the dentist

If you’ve noticed blood in the sink or on your toothbrush after you brush or floss your teeth, it’s a sign you shouldn’t ignore. Strong, healthy gums do not bleed, and one of the most common reasons for bleeding gums is gum disease. Gum Disease Bleeding gums are one of the signs of early gum […] Read more

May, 27, 2020

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Why do some people get seasonally sensitive teeth?

Millions of adults worldwide suffer from tooth sensitivity and especially when teeth are exposed to colder weather. Healthy teeth are protected by tooth enamel, which covers the softer layer of dentine underneath. If tooth enamel is eroded or damaged, it exposes the dentine. Dentine consists of microscopic tubules that lead to the tooth pulp, housing […] Read more

May, 27, 2020

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How to keep your mouth happy this winter

Cold winter weather can play havoc with your dental health. Follow our easy tips to keep your mouth looking and feeling great. Avoiding Dry, Chapped Lips Make sure you get into the habit of applying lip balm with SPF 15 or higher. Staying properly hydrated will help too, so keep a refillable bottle of water […] Read more

May, 27, 2020

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Periodontal Disease and the Connection to Systemic Diseases

For decades it was thought that diseases affecting the mouth were completely separate from those affecting the body. However, we now know that oral health and particularly periodontal disease is closely connected to systemic health. Periodontal disease or gum disease is now linked to serious systemic conditions including Type II diabetes, osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease […] Read more

May, 05, 2020

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