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Wear a mouthguard to play safe

The importance of a mouthguard is often underestimated. In some sports like rugby, boxing, or hockey, nobody doubts their value. After all, even with their mouthguards in, players still end up with broken lips and bloody jaws. However, in other sports, the mouthguard can be easily taken for granted or ignored altogether. Mouthguards serve a […]

The truth about diet and oral health

It may seem obvious that what you eat affects your oral health. After all, it comes into direct contact with your teeth. The truth is a little more complex though because food doesn’t enter your digestive system in the same form that it touched your lips. Not many people realise that digestion begins in the […]

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 […]