Health and Hygiene

How to look after your teeth and gums while travelling

looking after your teeth during your travels

Make time for a dental examination before you go on your trip Regular dental appointments are the best way to minimise your risk of dental emergencies. Your oral health professional can typically spot warning signs and potential problems before they become full-blown emergencies, such as toothache ... Continue reading

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Some Benefits of Flossing Your Teeth

Man flossing his teeth during his oral health routine.

‘Have you been flossing regularly?’ is often a question that we are all greeted with as we step foot into a dental appointment. For a lot of us, the answer is ‘sometimes’ when what we really mean to say is no. If you aren’t already, here are some reasons you should co... Continue reading

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Do Baby Teeth Need Fillings and Why?

Why Do Children Need Fillings? One of the common misconceptions about baby teeth is that if you find cavities in them, fillings are not required because the teeth are not permanent. That cannot be further from the truth. If the cavity is not restored with a filling and left to progress without ... READ MORE

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What To Expect After Professional Teeth Cleaning

In our previous blog article, (I have gum disease - what does that mean?), we outlined the two categories into which we put gum disease – gingivitis and periodontitis. Depending on the type of gum disease you may experience different symptoms following your professional cleaning, including s... Continue reading

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Am I Grinding My Teeth?

WHAT IS BRUXISM Teeth grinding is an under-diagnosed condition for good reason – it frequently occurs during sleep. Unless they have been otherwise informed by a spouse or bed partner, most people with the condition would not be aware of their nocturnal habits, hence many cases of teeth gri... 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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How Safe Are Dental X-Rays?

Learn More About Dental X-Rays Before you can assess whether or not dental x-rays are harmful to the human body, you would first need to understand what the real concern is. As x-rays are a type of electromagnetic radiation, its perceived risks stem from the amount of radiation that a dental or m... 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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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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I Have Gum Disease - What Does That Mean?

So you’ve been told you have gum disease but you’re not really sure what that means. Gum disease can be broken down into two categories - gingivitis and periodontitis. Gingivitis This is the first stage of gum disease. It is the inflammation of the gums due to accumulation of bacterial... Continue reading

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