In days gone by, it was the norm for people to have full dentures at quite a young age. We expected to reach the end of our days without our teeth. Perfectly good teeth were often removed to place full dentures. This is no longer the case: these days dentists expect that most people will …Read More
Halitosis (bad breath) is a fairly common problem- there are lots of things that can cause a temporary experience of bad breath. Almost everyone has experienced the bad odour that can result after a meal containing garlic or onions, for example. The Colgate website reports that 40% of the population suffers from a chronic form …Read More
Despite the many strong advertising messages which suggest otherwise, not everyone’s teeth are suitable for whitening. Some teeth are too deeply stained, or are otherwise resistant to the effects of whitening gels. Other teeth may whiten a little, but fail to achieve the individual’s full expectations.
Pregnancy is very important time to take extra good care of your oral health. This is because the hormonal changes that occur during this time can make teeth and gums more susceptible to disease. Mothers-to-be need to maintain a good oral health routine as well as continue with regular dental check-ups to ensure their teeth and gums remain healthy …Read More
Could having healthy teeth increase your odds of living longer? A recent study, published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, looked into the oral health of 73 centenarians and their offspring. In the study, this information was compared with a group sample of children born at the same time as the centenarians, but …Read More
Did you know that only 5% of Aussie men aged 18 years and above eat sufficient serving of fruits and veggies? And that 68% are overweight or obese and only 42% engage in physical activity? This year’s Men’s Health Week, happening today until 15th of June, highlights what influences men’s health in Australian society.
As you walk through the streets of Canberra today you might notice a few extra shades of green in the clothes people wear, and perhaps a shamrock or two, or an Irish flag. Towards the end of the day we imagine the green beer will flow in various local watering holes. Yes, it’s St Patrick’s …Read More
On the occasion of poet Pam Ayres’ birthday, we thought we’d share this beauty: Oh, I Wish I’d Looked After Me Teeth. Here’s an excerpt that is particularly delightful:
We’ve featured in the past how chewing sugar-free gums could help prevent tooth decay as it helps stimulate saliva production: this helps to neutralise acids and wash food debris away. Now a group of researchers in Germany has developed a candy that is said to “reduce levels of ‘bad’ bacteria in the mouth’. These ‘bad …Read More
The most festive season of the year, unfortunately, might also be the worst time for your dental health. Amidst the merrymaking, excitement and possibly chaos of the season, your dental health can suffer. We’re not trying to be a Grinch but we’d like to remind you of the 12 Dental Hazards of Christmas…