Health and Other Topics Archives - Corinna Dental Group

Coronavirus And Your Dental Appointments

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

How Smoking Can Alter Taste (And The Many Other Ill Effects of Smoking)

May 31 is World No Tobacco Day—a perfect opportunity to raise awareness on the many poor health outcomes caused by smoking. The adverse effects of tobacco on oral health are well documented. These effects include both common and rare conditions and diseases, some completely harmless while others can be life-threatening. The use of tobacco can …Read More

World Cancer Day: Symptoms Of Oral Cancer

World Cancer Day occurs every year on February 4. A variety of cancer that the dental team is very aware of is Oral Cancer. This is something our dentists routinely screen all of our patients for during a checkup appointment. As the World Cancer Day website tells us, “Finding cancer early almost always makes it …Read More

UK Teens Consume Nearly A Bathtub Full of Sugary Drinks Each Year

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

Why We Support The Australian Dental Health Plan

Some you may have heard in the news that the Australian Dental Association (ADA) has published a new paper outlining recommendations on how the government can improve the dental health of Australians. With the 2016-2017 Federal Budget upcoming it’s the perfect opportunity to tackle gaps in oral health care provision.   Why The New Recommendations? …Read More

Is Chocolate Milk Really The Best Way To Protect Athletes From Concussion Injuries?

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

After-School Snacks Ideas: Are They Really Healthy?

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

30 Corinna Dental-Approved Tooth-Friendly After-School Snacks

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

World Hepatitis Day 2015

What Is Hepatitis? Hepatitis is a viral infection which is made distinctive by inflammation of the liver. Within this broad category are 5 specific types of hepatitis viruses:

Sugar, Your Health And Your Teeth

What do we believe when it comes to sugar and our health? There are so many theories currently circulating in health circles, it’s hard to know what to believe! The one thing experts do agree on is that we need to limit the amount of sugar in our diets.