As you are no doubt aware, the Australian Government is closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. The advice available on the Department of Health’s website is that people most at risk of contracting the virus are people who have: been in …Read More
It’s a brand new year! The end of the year often triggers us to think about what happened in the year just gone. This is often accompanied by a desire to make some changes in the new year. It’s no surprise that New Year’s Resolutions are frequently focused on improving various aspects of our health. …Read More
The effectiveness of cleaning your teeth with a manual toothbrush compared to an electric toothbrush is commonly debated today. There’s an assumption that the modern day electric replacement is far superior to the good old-fashioned manual toothbrush.
We’ve spoken before about the fact that many people really don’t like having a local anaesthetic injection, although the numbness delivered is almost universally preferred to having to experience dentistry without an anaesthetic!
It’s National Nutrition Week. When it comes to a discussion of nutrition, you might think your dental team is mostly concerned about the reduction or elimination of sugars and acids from your diet: things that can have a direct impact on the teeth themselves.
During Men’s Health Week in June, we shared how Australian men seem to fall behind women when it comes to taking care of their oral health.
According to 2010 statistics of Cancer Australia, more than half of newly discovered cancer cases occurred in men. The most commonly diagnosed cancers were prostate cancer, bowel cancer, and lung cancer.
We’ve written in the past how early detection is the key to treating oral cancer. Here’s something we’ve stumbled upon from a letter to the editor of the British Dental Journal —a simple “RULE” for suspecting oral cancer: Red and/or white lesion Ulcer Lump Exceeding three weeks duration. Of course it is still important to …Read More
As we observe Fertility Week it is good to be reminded of the several factors that contribute to the difficulty of couples to conceive. Often the culprits are age, smoking, weight, and alcohol. But a study in 2011 published in the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology cited poor oral health as another factor …Read More
Six per cent of your population, or 5 million people, may seem like a lot of dental phobes! However, these figures for Germany are lower than average for a European nation. The average number of people with a significant dental phobia in a European country is 10% of the population, with some countries reporting a …Read More