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Understanding Teeth Whitening Procedure

We all aspire to have glamorous white teeth, but they never seem to look quite like they do in the movies. One key to white teeth is maintaining a healthy diet and good oral hygiene, but there is more you can do.   Our team of North Sydney dentists at McMahons…
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Dental Implants Explained

We use our teeth so much that they often go unnoticed. When eating, talking, and smiling, we need our teeth in excellent shape to get the most out of life. Good dental hygiene and a healthy diet are essential to maintaining bright, functional teeth, but this isn’t always enough. Dental…
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Flossing is vital for maintaining oral hygiene

Do You Floss? Here’s 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…
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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…
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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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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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