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Health and Hygiene

5 Ways to Beat Bad Breath.

Are you always conscious of the smell of your breath? You're not alone. As many as one in three people suffer from bad breath (halitosis) according to the Australian Dental Association, and it can have a number of possible causes. To banish bad breath, you first need to understand why it's happening.....
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Should I Floss Every Day?.

Everyone knows that brushing your teeth is important for keeping them healthy and preventing dental disease, but many people still treat flossing as an optional extra in their daily routine. Flossing reaches the parts of your mouth that toothbrushing can't. If you don't floss, up to half the surface.....
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Do you have sensitive teeth? Here’s why!.

Dentists call it dentine hypersensitivity. To most people, it is simply known as sensitive teeth. Basically, a person who suffers from sensitive teeth would cringe in discomfort when their teeth come into contact with hot or cold foods and beverages. For some people, that sharp sensation emanating f.....
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Are You Scared of Visiting the Dentist?.

Many people feel nervous about visiting the dentist, but that doesn't have to mean missing out on important dental care. If you're worried about the possible pain or discomfort involved in treatments, you don't like needles or drills, or you've had a bad dental experience in the past, talking to you.....
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How Do You Keep Your Teeth As You Age?.

As access to dental care and education about good oral hygiene keep improving, more Australians are keeping their teeth into old age. The most recent National Dental Telephone Interview Survey in 2013 found that more than 80% of people aged 65 and over still had some of their natural teeth remaining.....
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Is Fluoride Safe?.

The levels of fluoride added to local water supplies are safe and effective for all ages, but consuming excessive amounts can cause small white specks to form on the teeth. Fluoride toothpaste is not recommended for children aged less than 18 months. Find out more about why fluoride is good for your.....
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Natural cures for your mouth ulcer!.

Mouth ulcers are very common. Chinese medical practitioners deem the ailment stems from “heatiness” in the body, while Western medicine attribute it to viral infections and genetic dispositions. Whatever the cause, mouth ulcers can be very annoying.
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Fissure Seals.

The dentist suggested I should get the grooves in my teeth filled in, what does that mean? Unless you’ve ever shone a really bright torch into someone’s mouth, you might never have noticed that the teeth are not just square little white blocks. They’re actually covered in grooves a.....
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Are Electric Toothbrushes Better Than Manual Ones?.

This debate has been raging longer than Holden versus Ford! Patients constantly ask us which is better and which they should use to keep their teeth as clean as possible, and to prevent cavities. The true is, they are both as good as each other – as long as you know how to use them.Some people like .....
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How Can I Get to the Dentist When I Have Children to Look After?.

Parents of little children may be overdue for their dental check-up, and may find it challenging to get it done. This is one of the common problems that mums and dads face.Many of us that work at Sailors Bay Dentistry are parents too, so we can understand how hard it could be to juggle everything. W.....
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