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So it’s nothing new to hear that sugar isn’t good for your teeth, but do you know why? And is there hidden sugar in your children’s diet, that is negatively impacting upon their oral health?

The plaque on your teeth is a complex biofilm (community) of bacteria that love...

February 23, 2017

Teeth whitening is a very common practice today and there are many different options to choose from.  When it comes to whitening, there could also be some pitfalls to avoid.

There was a study done in 2011 which showed that the use of very high percentage of hydrogen per...

December 22, 2016

THE Child Dental Benefits Scheme has been a great initiative of the government Medicare Scheme to make dental health care readily available to children.

We have been informed that the DBS will continue in 2017.

This allows eligible children to be treated by their dentist...

Have you ever found yourself standing in the supermarket aisle, with a wall of toothbrushes in front of you and wondered which is the right one to take home?

I certainly have. I remember looking at all the bright colours, each brush promising me something different and...

November 24, 2016

Readers who have been watching cricket this year could be struggling with jaw discomfort from gritting their teeth.  We see many patients who are not aware that they are grinding or clenching (bruxing) their teeth.

The signs to look out for are very simple:

1. Discomfort...

HAVE you heard the old wive’s tale ‘gain a baby, lose a tooth’?

This misconception comes from the idea that when your baby is developing, it will take calcium from your teeth if there is not enough available from your diet.

This is false! So why are you more likely to no...

October 13, 2016

How concerned should I be if I experience bleeding after brushing or flossing my teeth?

If you are experiencing bleeding of the gums it is important not to ignore it, as it might be a sign of underlying bacterial problems. If left untreated it can have devastating effec...

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