Tag: oral health

What to expect during a dental hygiene appointment

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Oral Hygiene and Dental Therapy
BOH (Melb)

Visiting a dental hygienist or a dentist for hygiene appointments is important to help you maintain good oral health. It is commonly recommended for everyone to have a professional gum assessment and scale clean at least every six months. Want to know what you can expect during a dental hygiene appointment? Your hygienist/dentist should start Read more...

Dental Health Week 2017 Anywhere Anytime: Oral health for busy lives

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Dentist Melbourne
Melbourne's Home of Dentistry

Each year The Australian Dental Association celebrates Dental Health Week, and this year the focus is on making time to look after your oral health no matter how busy you are. The overall aim of Dental Health Week, which runs from 7 to 13 August this year, is to promote oral health education and awareness Read more...

Are e-cigarettes bad for my teeth?

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Dentist Melbourne
Melbourne's Home of Dentistry

With the rise in popularity of e-cigarettes, many lifetime smokers have seen switching their regular tobacco cigarettes for the “vaping” version as a way to counteractharmful health consequences. However, a new study has shown that e-cigarettes aren’t any better for your oral health than conventional cigarettes. The University of Rochester (UR) Medical Center study suggests Read more...

Should I use a tongue scraper?

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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...

What should I do if I have dental problems during my pregnancy?

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General Dental Care
BAppSc (Orth) Hons (Usyd), DDS (Melb)

Many women are reluctant to visit the dentist during pregnancy. However, it is even more important than usual for a pregnant woman to have any dental problems addressed as and when they occur. While some pregnant women have concerns about the types of filling materials used and about whether dental X-rays can have harmful effects, Read more...

Dental Health Week 2016: Women’s Oral Health

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Dentist Melbourne
Melbourne's Home of Dentistry

Today sees the launch of the Australian Dental Association’s major annual oral health promotion event, Dental Health Week, which this year draws attention to women’s oral health. The three main objectives of Dental Health Week, which runs from 1 to 7 August, are to: Promote oral health education and awareness in the general community Motivate Read more...

How Invisalign can help your overall health

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Dentist Melbourne
Melbourne's Home of Dentistry

You may be surprised to know that the benefits of having properly aligned teeth extend far beyond a confident smile. Straightening your teeth can actually significantly affect your overall dental health. With treatments like Invisalign, having a confident smile and reducing your risk of tooth decay and gum disease go hand in hand. Healthier teeth and gums Swollen, Read more...