Dental Tips

How To Maintain Dental Implants?

Most patients do not realise that dental implants, like any other natural tooth, can get infected. As bacteria can collect on implant surfaces, and this can lead to peri-implant mucositis and/or peri-implantitis. Peri-implant mucositis is a reversible inflammatory reaction within the soft tissues ... Continue reading

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Do I Really Need To See a Dentist Every 6 Months?

I often tell my patients that ‘’those who attend their regular 6 monthly check ups will generally spend the least amount of time and money on dentistry over a lifetime”. Here’s why. In dentistry, the two most commonly diagnosed conditions are caries (decay or cavities) an... Continue reading

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Is Your Toothbrush Destroying Your Teeth?

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR THE BRISTLES OF YOUR TOOTHBRUSH TO LOOK LIKE THIS? Surely it’s normal for the brush to become worn out after a couple of months, right? Wrong! Most of us are brushing our teeth with way too much aggression. Ideally, the bristles on your toothbrush should look like... Continue reading

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Is Chewing Gum Good For You?

IS CHEWING GUM GOOD FOR YOUR TEETH? Yes it is! That's SUGAR FREE of course. So How does it work? Sugar free gum stimulates saliva flow. Stimulated saliva as opposed to resting saliva is rich in minerals like calcium ions that keep teeth hard and mineralized. It also buffers against pH changes a... Continue reading

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Snoring Danger

DO YOU FEEL LIKE YOU'RE IN BED WITH A CHAINSAW? Frequent snoring can have far more serious consequences for your partner than being banished to the couch. It could be a sign of obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), a condition where the airway is repeatedly obstructed during sleep due to relaxation of... Continue reading

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Is Coffee Bad For Your Teeth?

If you are like me and enjoy a cup or two of coffee each day, then you might havewondered about this daily habit and the long term impact it may have on your teeth. Many of my patients admit to drinking A LOT of coffee and believe that it’s likely to beharmful to their teeth. But this is no... Continue reading

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How Safe is Fluoride and Should My Children Be Using It?

Have you heard the buzz about fluoride being toxic? So have we, but then again anything is toxic in high levels- even water!Fluoride is one of the building blocks of teeth, along with other minerals such as calcium phosphate. It makes teeth strong and helps fight cavities. Fluoride can aid in rep... Continue reading

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Dental Anxiety

Overcome dental anxiety at North Sydney Dental Practice

I'm Anxious about Visiting the Dentist. What Can I Do? Overcoming Dental Anxiety Do you postpone or avoid visiting the dentist? Do you dread the thought of undergoing a dental procedure? If you do, you could be suffering from dental anxiety. Dental anxiety is one of the main obstacles that stan... Continue reading

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Pregnant or Trying to Conceive? Your Oral Health Is Imperative!

Pregnancy And Dental Treatment Prenatal care involves many aspects at different stages of pregnancy. Among the new age options that promote well-being amongst expectant women – including prenatal nutrition, exercise and vitamins – oral hygiene is one of the most overlooked aspects, ev... Continue reading

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