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All Posts in Category: Dental

CPAP machine

Understanding CPAP–How to Deal with the Initial Pain

Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) is a form of treatment used to address Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (interrupted sleep due to breathing problems). The patient is fitted with a mask that delivers continuous airflow through a tube into the patient’s mouth and nose at a pressure that forces the airway to…
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teeth whitening procedure - before and after image of a whiten tooth

Are you tired of feeling insecure about a discoloured smile?

  Your smile is one of the most important things about you. Not only does it convey the unique ‘you’ that sets you apart from everybody else, but it also plays an essential function in the smooth running of your daily life. A full, welcoming smile is inviting and indicates…
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How to respond to a dental emergency

Life is full of unexpected surprises. None of us wants to end up needing emergency dental care, but the reality is that some of us will. McMahons Point Health wants to make sure you know how to approach dental emergencies in the unhappy event that they do occur. We have…
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Obstructive Sleep Apnoea - What is it?

What Are the Consequences of Sleep Apnoea? – Infographic

Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) affects approximately 4.7% of the Australian population, with twice as many men than women affected. 80% of cases are undiagnosed, but OSA’s affect on the body can be severe: Causes and Risk Factors  Excess weight/obesity Enlarged tonsils/adenoids A large overbite Birth defects such as Down syndrome…
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child playing with a oral dental app

Apps to Help Children Achieve Great Oral Health

Getting your kids to maintain good oral health is never easy. From brushing and flossing to avoiding too many sugary snacks, they need all the encouragement they can get. These trendy apps will help kids develop the skills and discipline they need to manage their oral health with care. These…
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3D printing dental models

Industry News: 3D Printers and Dentistry

So let’s talk about the recent 3D printing which has been the subject of much interest in the technology industry over the past few years. 3D printers have many consumers benefits but it definitely has lots of uses for dental, medical and business fields. Let’s look into much closer here:  …
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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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Choosing the right toothpaste

Choose The Right Toothpaste

Walking through the dental section of a supermarket or chemist you see a confusing array of toothpastes to choose from: whitening, tartar control, gum protection, all- in- one. How do you know which to buy? This month we asked Dr Edwina for her tips on choosing the right toothpaste.  …
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