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Flossing is vital for maintaining oral hygiene

Do You Floss? This is Why You Should

Flossing plays a vital role in maintaining your oral hygiene by removing plaque and trapped food from between your teeth and under your gums. Of course, you know that because your parents and dentist have been telling you for years how important flossing is. Despite that, more than half of…
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Removing your wisdom teeth reduces the risk of problems down the track

3 Reasons to Have Your Wisdom Teeth Removed

Removing wisdom teeth is often a preventative measure for problems further down the track. Here are the 3 reasons why our professional dentist in North Sydney, Dr Edwina Toulmin think that you should have your wisdom teeth removed. Increased Risk of Infection If there is not enough space for a wisdom…
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Dental implants are closest thing to a healthy set of teeth

What you need to know about Dental Implants

Having missing teeth can have many negative effects on a person’s well-being. Missing teeth are often noticeable when a person smiles, talks or laughs. As a result, people often feel very self- conscious and may avoid smiling for photos or opening their mouths too widely. Missing teeth can also have…
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Keep your smile looking great after braces by wearing retainers

Keeping your Teeth Straight After Invisalign or Braces

Your Invisalign treatment or orthodontics treatment took a lot of time, effort and investment, but you have finally straightened your teeth and achieved a beautiful smile. A lot of people think that their treatment is complete after their brackets come off or their Invisalign attachments are removed. But your teeth…
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Woman has her teeth professionally whitened in dental clinic

Professional Teeth Whitening vs. Home Remedies: The Pros and Cons

Your smile is one of the first things someone notices about you. With that in mind, it’s understandable that teeth whitening is more popular than ever before. Whether it’s for a wedding, a job interview or simply for a fresh looking smile, whitening your teeth can be a great boost…
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Dentist showing man model of teeth

What to Expect When Getting Dental Implants

Dental implants can often be the best treatment for missing teeth. When a tooth is removed, both the visible part of the tooth and the root are lost. Dental implants are small titanium posts placed in the jaw which fuses with the bone and becomes a strong foundation for a…
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Toothbrush with fluoride toothpaste on it

Fascinating Facts and Fluoride

Regular exposure to fluoride has been hailed as one of the greatest public health achievements of the last century. Regular intake of fluoride through tap water, toothpaste and the water used in food production is strongly supported by major health organisations, dentists and doctors around the world. Fluoride has proved…
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Young woman struggles to get to sleep through man’s snoring

Pros and cons of dental appliances for sleep apnoea

We’ve all had the experience of being kept awake while someone nearby is snoring loudly. Many people treat snoring as a joke or something to be embarrassed about. But loud snoring may be a sign of obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), a common disorder that interrupts breathing and sleep cycles. The…
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Your child’s first dental visit: Tips for parents to make it a success

Your Child’s First Dentist Trip: Tips For Parents to Make It a Success Bringing your child to the dentist for the first time can make parents nervous. But it doesn’t have to be that way. While you may harbour some apprehensions about visiting a dentist, remember that your child has…
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Pregnant woman brushes her teeth in front of mirror

Maintaining Good Health During Pregnancy

Maintaining Good Health During Pregnancy Your body needs all kinds of special care during pregnancy. This ranges from different nutritional needs to better oral health. The latter needs a particular amount of attention both before, during and after your pregnancy. A lot of women are unaware of the extent pregnancy…
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