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Spring Cleaning Benefits for Your Teeth

The thought of spring is enough to make anyone smile, but if your teeth look less than fabulous, they could be due for a spring cleaning. Follow our easy tips on how to refresh your dental care regime. Spring Clean Your Dental Care Products Now is a perfect time to throw out any toothpaste or…

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Dental Fluorosis: What Can Cause This and How Is It Treated?

Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that helps to protect and strengthen your tooth enamel and is extremely effective when used correctly. Dental fluorosis is a condition that occurs when teeth are exposed to too much fluoride while still developing, resulting in lacy white flecks or even brown stains discolouring tooth enamel. Usually, dental fluorosis…

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Ten Easy Ways to Enjoy a Happy and Healthy Smile

Follow these easy tips to enjoy a happier and healthier smile. Brush consistently at least twice a day, and especially last thing at night. Make sure you brush your teeth properly, spending at least two minutes cleaning all tooth surfaces thoroughly. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush as anything harder can damage your tooth enamel. Don’t forget…

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Are You Happy with Your Smile?

If you answered no, you are not alone. It’s estimated around two-thirds of people are not entirely happy with the appearance of their teeth. Common complaints include having stained and discoloured teeth or teeth that are overcrowded or are missing entirely. The good news is that there are solutions that can improve the appearance of…

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Don’t Go to Bed Without Brushing Your Teeth

Most people know they should brush their teeth at least twice a day, but do you know why it’s so important to brush your teeth before you go to bed? You probably have several meals and perhaps a few snacks and plenty of different drinks on an average day. By the end of the day,…

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Five Ways to Curb Your Sweet Tooth

We all reach for the sugary stuff occasionally, for a quick energy boost or when we feel sad, tired or bored, but if you are consuming too much sugar, here are some easy tips to help reduce your consumption. Stop and think why you need something sweet, and if it is worth it or if…

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Four Things That Should Be on Your Back-To-School Oral Health Checklist

If you have school-age children, you are probably busy ensuring they have everything needed for the new school year, but what about their oral health? We’ve listed four easy steps you can take to make sure their teeth and gums are in great shape. Book a Dental Exam Booking a back-to-school dental exam will ensure…

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Gargle Your Way through Winter, Salt Water and Your Dental Health

Using a salt water rinse to gargle with can be an effective way to help relieve mouth pain and winter sore throats. It is cheap and effective, and it is a safe alternative to using a medicated mouthwash. To make, add about half a teaspoon of salt to 250 mL of warm water, thoroughly mixing…

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Dental Health Week, Keep Your Smile for Life

It will soon be Dental Health Week here in Australia as this event runs from the 2nd to the 8th of August. It is the Australian Dental Association’s major promotional campaign where dentists everywhere aim to educate patients about the importance of looking after their oral health. The theme for 2021 is keeping your smile…

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Curried Sweet Potato and Lentil Stew

Packed with fragrant spices, this warming stew smells wonderful as it cooks. Ingredients 1 finely chopped onion 1 finely chopped carrot 1 finely chopped red pepper 2 small sweet potatoes cubed 1 454ml can tomatoes 2 cups vegetable broth 2 cups water 1 cup dried red lentils 2tbsp minced garlic 1tbsp freshly grated ginger Spices…

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