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Poor Oral Health Linked to Muscle Loss and Diabetes

Over the past few years, poor oral health has been linked to several serious health problems, including cardiovascular disease. A new study suggests that it could increase the risk of diabetes in older people and muscle loss, an issue called sarcopenia. People with poor oral health often find it difficult to eat comfortably. They may […] Read more

Jul, 12, 2021

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Can Increasing Your Vitamin C Intake Help with Bleeding Gums?

A recent study has found that too little vitamin C could contribute towards bleeding gums and that merely increasing your brushing and flossing routine may not be enough to reverse this problem. Frequently, bleeding gums are a sign of periodontal disease, a bacterial infection that causes inflammation, destroying the gums and bone around teeth, eventually […] Read more

Jul, 12, 2021

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Dental Health Week, Keep Your Smile for Life

It will soon be Dental Health Week here in Australia as this event runs from the 2nd to the 8th of August. It is the Australian Dental Association’s major promotional campaign where dentists everywhere aim to educate patients about the importance of looking after their oral health. The theme for 2021 is keeping your smile […] Read more

Jul, 12, 2021

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Heading into Cold and Flu Season, How to Take Care of Your Mouth When You Are Sick

When you are sick, it’s even more important to take care of your dental health. The flu virus can live on a moist surface like a toothbrush for up to 72 hours, so make sure you never share toothbrushes with anyone. After you get better, you probably don’t need to replace your toothbrush unless you […] Read more

Jun, 02, 2021

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Four Unusual Teeth Problems You May Not Have Heard of

As your child grows up, we keep a close eye on the development of their teeth and jaws. The following conditions are rare but treatable. Hypodontia and Anodontia Hypodontia is where several teeth don’t develop. Anodontia is where some or all the teeth fail to form. It can affect baby teeth but is more commonly […] Read more

Jun, 02, 2021

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Why You Should Replace Missing Teeth

Many people will lose teeth, and there are good reasons for replacing them as soon as possible. Appearance A gappy smile can significantly affect your appearance, and when you are missing multiple teeth, your facial features can begin to sink inwards, which is a prematurely ageing effect. Replacing these teeth will help provide the proper […] Read more

Jun, 02, 2021

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School visits are approved again

Our wonderful Oral Health Therapist, Aga is well known for visiting local schools to promote great oral hygiene routines for kids. She takes along her trusty dragon Dray and not only entertains the children, but reenforces how and why it’s important to keep teeth for life. Aga’s visits were obviously cancelled due to COVID, but […] Read more

May, 11, 2021

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How to use mouthwash

It’s important to make sure you use mouthwash correctly to get the maximum benefit. What Is mouthwash? One of the main functions of mouthwash is for freshening breath, but some mouthwashes contain other helpful ingredients. These include fluoride and antibacterial agents. Using fluoride mouthwash can help protect your teeth against the acids produced by harmful […] Read more

May, 11, 2021

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Stomach upset and your teeth

Did you know stomach problems can affect your dental health? If you have an upset stomach and are sick, it exposes your teeth to strong stomach acids that can gradually wear away tooth enamel, a problem known as acid erosion. Eventually, your teeth can develop cavities. Some people have acid reflux or GERD, where stomach […] Read more

May, 11, 2021

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Root canal: FAQs about treatment that can save your teeth

A healthy tooth is protected by tooth enamel, but if this becomes damaged, it can let in harmful bacteria that eventually infect the soft, inner part of the tooth called the dental pulp. In this case, we may suggest root canal treatment to save the tooth from extraction. What is a root canal? Root canal […] Read more

May, 11, 2021

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