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GO TO THE DENTIST BEFORE A SORE TOOTH TAKES YOU THERE

4 REASONS TO LOOK AFTER YOUR DENTAL HEALTH Have you been postponing that phone call to the dentist? You are definitely not alone! Here are 4 reasons why you should book in ASAP:1. AVOID PAINRegular check-ups will help prevent serious dental issues that may later cause severe pain and impact your everyday life. A sore…

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Eat up your veggies!

During the recent National Nutrition Week we were encouraged to eat more veggies. This message comes in the wake of figures that showed that less than 4% of Aussie adults and less than 1% of children are eating their recommended 5 serves of vegetables a day. Why is it so important to eat veggies? Vitamins…

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Dental Myths – Fact or Fiction

DENTAL MYTHS – FACT OR FICTION? This month we’d like to look at some dental myths that are floating around and we get asked about regularly by our patients. Rinse you mouth after brushing – FALSE Rinsing with plain water or mouthwash washes out the active ingredients in toothpaste that protect teeth (such as Fluoride)…

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How is your oral health tracking?

Earlier this August we celebrated Dental Health Week, so just before the month finishes we thought we would remind you of our important oral health messages: Brushing Brush for 2 minutes twice a day Use Fluoridated toothpaste to strengthen your enamel Hold brush to gumline to remove all plaque Don’t press hard Replace toothbrush every…

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6 Reasons Why Invisalign Are Still No.1

6 REASONS WHY INVISALIGN ARE STILL NO.1Over the last couple of years the demand for clear aligners to straighten teeth has skyrocketed, and with it the number of different systems and brands of aligners that are following in Invisalign’s footsteps. So what’s the difference between these systems?1. Whereas Invisalign has been available since 1997, many…

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7 steps to get your kids ready for their dental visit

School holidays are almost here again, and what better time to book your kids in for their dental visit! Be it their first ever dental appointment or a routine 6-monthly checkup, remember to make it a positive and a fuss-free one. 1. Don’t let your own fear show! If you had a bad experience at…

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OVERCOMING DENTAL PHOBIAS

Have you been deferring your dental visit? Have you had a bad experience in the past that has put you off seeing a dentist? Are you unsure of what to expect when you come in? Rest assured you are not on your own! Here we’ll give you some tips on how to overcome those fears…

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DRY MOUTH

About 10% of general population and 25% of older people experience a dry mouth (xerostomia). Rather than being a disease in itself, it is usually a symptom of an underlying problem. Dry mouth can be caused by: Prescription medications – antidepressants, decongestants, antihistamines, muscle relaxants, appetite suppressants, diuretics Illegal drugs – cocaine, ice, heroine Dehydration…

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Teeth Grinding and clenching

Bruxism is the involuntary clenching, grinding and gnashing of the teeth. Up to 90% of people grind, but only 20% of those are aware that they are doing it. Usually, a person doesn’t realise that they grind their teeth in their sleep. The partner who shares their bedroom (and hears the grinding noises at night)…

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HOW LASER TECHNOLOGY CAN TREAT PERIODONTAL DISEASE

Periodontal or gum disease is an infection of the supporting tissues and bone that hold the teeth in place. Generally affecting adults in their 30s and 40s, periodontal diseases are caused due to a number of reasons, such as poor oral health, genetic susceptibility, chronic illnesses like diabetes, smoking, and certain medications. Typical treatment for periodontal…

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