It’s a new season, and dentists and dental hygienists across Australia are reminding their patients and communities that it’s time to retire their current toothbrush and to replace it with a new one. Have you ever wondered about the rationale behind the ‘New Season, New Toothbrush’ message? Does it really apply to everyone? And what …Read More
One of the things that many people most dislike about dentistry is having a local anaesthetic- the medication delivered by injection that numbs the part of the mouth that is about to receive treatment. Even though the benefits of having this available are very welcome (that is, we don’t have to experience having dentistry performed …Read More
So it’s time to change your toothbrush. You go to the supermarket, head to the dental care aisle, and are welcomed by a gamut of oral health care choices — toothbrushes with all manner of bristles- soft, medium, extra long medium, slim soft zigzag, battery-operated, power brushes; toothpastes of all kind- whitening, cavity protection, 12-hour protection, sensitive care; and then …Read More
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.
A manuscript recently accepted for publication by the US National Institute of Health brought to light some of the common oral complications of cancer therapy. The purpose of the study was to identify the level of knowledge that a random sample of US-based dental hygienists had about providing the best level of care to breast …Read More
‘Excuses’ is one Tooth Decay United player that parents and the dental team hear about all the time. Cost, too busy, forgetting to brush, forgetting to floss, fear, feeling ashamed are just some of the excuses people have that prevent them from having good oral health.
One of the notorious players of Team Tooth Decay, Neglected Toothbrush is actually easy to beat—all it takes is to have that “shaggy dog” toothbrush replaced! Most dentists recommend that you change your toothbrushes every three months. The normal wear and tear of three months of using your toothbrush make it ineffective in removing plaque …Read More
Our oral health is like a soccer match. It has key players that work day and night to fight against the attack of the enemy—tooth decay. The Dental Health World Cup infographic below shows how these key players (toothbrush, toothpaste, dental visits, etc.) work hard and work together to win against the onslaught of the …Read More
Tooth decay is considered to be Australia’s most chronic disease for children and is five times more prevalent in children than asthma. It has been such a growing health concern that the Australian Dental Association’s Dental Health Week campaign ‘Stop the Rot’ focused specifically on the oral health of children in 2012.
Kids tend to love sweets and no matter how parents might try to encourage their kids to avoid lollies and chocolates, sweet treats will often still manage to sneak into their Easter stash. Here are some ways to reduce the likelihood of tooth decay developing this Easter.