The problem of young people drinking far too many sugary drinks spans the globe. In a recent report that examines the UK’s diet and nutrition habits, Cancer Research UK (CRUK) discovered that young people aged 11-18 were drinking an average of 234 cans of sugar-sweetened soft drinks every year. The annual consumption is nearly enough …Read More
During Dental Health Week 2016 the Australian Dental Association have chosen to focus on the issues that women of all ages may face with their dental and oral health. There are some great resources on the Dental Health Week website: http://www.dentalhealthweek.com.au/ We want to explore each of the four most important areas of focus. On …Read More
In the United States, a beverage known as Fifth Quarter Fresh chocolate milk is enjoying a surge in popularity due to some clever marketing that promotes it as a health drink for college footballers. This follows a press release in December 2015 announcing the results of a preliminary University study which showed that Fifth Quarter …Read More
Most kids are famished when they come home from school, so it’s important to have something ready for them to enjoy after a big day of learning and exercise. We believe that highly sweetened and nutrient-poor snacks and drinks are not the best choices for hungry kids. Overconsumption of these can lead to poor oral …Read More
It can be really difficult to know what to give hungry kids to eat after school. We know that they need something nourishing, and something that will keep them going until dinner time. But we’ve got another criterion that we think is really important, and it’s probably something that’s frequently overlooked by many of us. …Read More
Prolonged breastfeeding has long been blamed for contributing to tooth decay, but there is strong evidence which suggests otherwise. There are a variety of factors which cause Early Childhood Caries (ECC) but breastfeeding does not appear to be one of them.
Tooth development begins in the womb. By 6 weeks into a woman’s pregnancy identifiable tooth buds begin to form in the foetus, and by 8 weeks the tooth buds of all the baby teeth have been established. At around 20 weeks, the permanent teeth begin to form. When baby is born, there are 20 baby …Read More
About Fluoride Fluoride, a natural mineral, is an essential part of our daily oral health routine and is important in dentistry. Its role is to strengthen tooth enamel which, in turn, helps to prevent tooth decay. The use of fluoride in Australia is supported by all public health and dental authorities. Most capital cities in Australia have ideal …Read More
The appearance of a baby’s first tooth is always exciting for parents as it is often a sign that a child is growing appropriately. These primary teeth have usually all fallen out by the time a child is 11 or 12 years of age: however, while they are in the mouth they play an extremely important role …Read More
These are the kinds of stats which make dental teams feel very flat. Despite the fact that most Australian children have access to high-quality toothbrushes and toothpastes, fluoridated water (or fluoride supplements) and good quality dental care, our kids’ dental health isn’t so great! We’ve gathered together some of the numbers, and put them into this easy-to-read image.