Should I use a tongue scraper?

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Kate Milburn

Oral Hygiene
ADOH (RMIT)

Have you ever noticed a white coating or a coffee stain on the top of your tongue? Well, that coating is actually bacteria and it’s an unwelcome presence in your mouth. Fortunately, there’s something you can do about it. Your “tooth” brush isn’t just for brushing your teeth! Your oral hygiene routine should always end, Read more...

How can I improve the whiteness of my teeth?

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Kate Milburn

Oral Hygiene
ADOH (RMIT)

Many people present to their dentist or dental hygienist asking how they can make their teeth whiter. That’s because an improved smile is on most patients’ priority list when visiting the dentist. And bright, white teeth are a significant part of what makes a smile appealing. Causes of discolouration There are two main causes of Read more...

How is periodontal disease treated?

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Kate Milburn

Oral Hygiene
ADOH (RMIT)

Periodontal disease, or gum disease, can take one of two main forms: gingivitis and periodontitis. Gingivitis Gingivitis is inflammation of the gingival tissue (gum) and it presents as red, inflamed and easily bleeding gums. The longer plaque and tartar are left on the teeth, the more harmful that bacteria becomes. The patient typically reports “My Read more...

What can I do to relieve a toothache?

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Kate Milburn

Oral Hygiene
ADOH (RMIT)

Experiencing a toothache and don’t know what to do next? You’re not alone. There are many reasons as to why a toothache may occur such as sensitivity, grinding/clenching habits, loose teeth, abscesses, decay, gum disease or impacted wisdom teeth. Although there are a lot of old wives tails and natural remedies easily found online these Read more...