Our mouth is home to millions of species of bacteria and the surface of our tongue alone is home to 50% of those bacteria. But our mouth also has the ability to naturally fight off cavity-causing bacteria. Healthy saliva is a critical part of our mouth’s defence mechanism.
It has been established for many years that smoking and consumption of alcohol have an association with a higher than normal incidence of Oral Cancer- cancers that appear in the mouth, and Oropharyngeal Cancer- cancers of the upper throat. Now some new research conducted in Queensland’s Princess Alexandra Hospital during 2014 suggests that “Chronic Dental Irritation” …Read More
It’s World No Tobacco Day on 30th of May—a perfect opportunity to raise awareness on the many evils caused by smoking. Here’s just one of the many effects of cigarette smoking: impaired taste. In a small study of around 500 participants (smokers and non-smokers), researchers examined participants’ ability to recognise four tastes: sweet, sour, salty, …Read More
As we approach Mother’s Day, we thought it appropriate to focus on mums and dental care, and where better to start off than by addressing some dental myths about pregnancy.
Diagnostic medicine is constantly improving, and Australian Dentistry has definitely benefitted from these advances. We have low dose digital imaging, high quality intra-oral cameras, and access to many diagnostic tests that allow dentists to more accurately diagnose the presence and causes of dental disease in their patients.
It seems that while many people like to pick up a glossy brochure to learn about ways to improve our health, sometimes a brochure is not enough… This research (that we found on the website of the Irish Dentists Association) shows that sometimes it’s better to receive coaching from health professionals than to try to …Read More
The modern diet is often blamed for the rising number of cases of tooth decay: we’ve mentioned previously the horrifying statistics that show up to 50% of Australian kids having at least one decayed tooth. In Canberra, like many Australian cities, our kids often have access to a lot of sugary and acidic foods. So …Read More
Have you heard of nanodiamonds? These extremely tiny gems have been found to be useful in promoting bone regeneration and strengthening of dental implants. According to researchers of University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Dentistry, they may have found a way to use nanodiamonds to “improve bone growth and combat osteonecrosis
The Australian Dental Association’s (ADA) Dental Health Week last year focused on children and teenagers’ oral health (https://corinnadental.com.au/dental-health-week-2012/) for a very good reason: alarming statistics show that half of Aussie kids have experienced tooth decay—something that is completely preventable! In efforts to further the study on prevention of childhood caries, the University of Adelaide recently …Read More
TMJ or temporomandibular joint disorder is characterised by pain in the face around jaw joint. It is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain, next to toothache. TMJ disorders seem to affect more women than men and recently Chinese scientists explained why: it’s the hormone oestrogen that worsens the condition amongst women. Read how …Read More