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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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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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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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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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How to Prevent Dental Emergencies Before They Begin

5 Ways to Prevent Dental Emergencies Dental emergencies can’t always be avoided, especially when they result from some sort of physical trauma (like playing sport). But there are always preventative measures you can take. The number of patients needing dental treatments in North Sydney for preventable dental problems is on…
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Woman with nice teeth holds invisible braces

How Do Invisalign Braces Work?

Many people who need their teeth corrected are concerned about the appearance of traditional braces. Some people may feel self-conscious , especially if seeking treatment as adults. Invisalign, often called invisible braces, is an increasingly popular option for people wanting to achieve a great healthy smile with minimal discomfort, inconvenience…
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Sugar Blog

Unless you’ve been living under a rock your whole life, you know that sugar causes tooth decay. But how? And when we say “sugar”, what are we actually talking about? Bacteria are naturally present in your mouth. On your teeth, under your gums, on your tongue, your cheeks…everywhere. There’s nothing…
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Is Coffee Bad for My Teeth

Is Coffee Bad for My Teeth?

Anyone who’s seen me as a patient will know I spend a lot of time questioning patients about their lifestyle, habits and diet. I find my patients are very aware that sweets and sugary treats are bad for their teeth, but few people are aware of the effect that coffee…
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