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What to do if your child has a painful, wobbly tooth

So your child has come to you, yelling that their tooth is shaking. They might be excited about finally becoming a ‘big girl’ or a ‘big boy’. They may be anxious about having a gap that their friends will make fun off. Or they may just be squealing with pain. If this is your first […]

Why the New Year is THE Time to Book Your Next Dental Check-Up

It’s 2018. It’s upon us. And it’s nothing to be scared of. This year is going to be a great year – for all of us! The only thing that you have to do to make it come true is to really believe in it. Why new year is a time for change Don’t you […]

Everything You Need to Know About Root Canals

Just the phrase root canal is enough to strike fear into the hearts of people everywhere. This is why we thought we’d put this piece together to clear the air a little – let you know what a root canal is and why you don’t need to recoil in fear if your dentist says it […]

Beverages to Avoid this Summer

Summer, hair gets lighter, skin gets darker, water gets warmer, and drinks get colder! It’s that time of year to lay back and sip a cold drink. But now may be a good time to let you know about the drinks you should avoid this summer if you don’t want to ruin your summer with […]

Tips for looking after your gums between dentist visits

When it comes to the health of your mouth, it’s not about how white, or how straight your teeth are. You can NEVER forget about your gums. Even if you are fortunate enough not to have a filling in your mouth and a naturally white smile it doesn’t mean you are immune to gum disease. […]

Frozen Drink Rethink

People living or travelling in Victoria recently may have been a little surprised at one of the ad campaigns currently being pushed around the city by health agency LiveLighter. The “Don’t Be Sucked In” campaign is presently city-wide and focuses on frozen drinks. Frozen drinks, such as frozen Cokes from places like McDonald’s and Hungry […]

Medicine prescribing goes digital in 2018

On the 1 December 2017, computerised prescribing became available to dental practices across Australia. It’s setting a precedent for the year ahead and for years to come – but what are the arguments for and against the move to digital prescriptions? The background It’s no secret that our everyday lives are becoming increasingly digitalised. From […]

Christmas Teeth-Saving Tips

One of the main downsides of the holidays is the Christmas Bulge. With all that binge-ing and not much exercise, it’s easy for a few kilos to sneak in. Then January arrives, and you try to shed them with a gym membership and New Year’s resolutions. While the extra weight will come off eventually, the […]

Study reveals it’s less about genes more about environmental factors

A lot of our bodily processes are driven by genes. For example, some people genetically have fast metabolisms, so it takes a lot for them to gain weight. That doesn’t mean they’re incapable of gaining weight; it just means it’s harder for them than it is for others. However, even with their inbuilt fat-burning machines, […]

Sugary drink alternatives for kids this summer

Sugar can be harmful, for both your health and your teeth, especially in children, after all as parents you are the ones shaping your child’s future and their pattern of good eating and healthy drinking right from the start. It’s up to you when – and if – you start introducing sugary drinks into their […]