Water Fluoridation: Article via the Australian Dental Association

The ADA recently shared an article via their Facebook page titled "Four myths about water fluoridation and why they're wrong". Based on a report by the National Health and Research Council (NHMRC) and written by Matthew Hopcraft, Clinical Professor, Melbourne Dental School, University of Melbourne - the article touched on four concerns that we regularly hear from our patients: 

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Surviving the colder months

Some of us embrace the cooler weather (cue winter boots and clothes!), while it can send others into hibernation mode, cradling a hot cup of tea on the couch. Whilst flu vaccinations offer the best protection against the dreaded influenza, there are some things that you could try to help support your body against the flu and common cold. Here are 3 quick tips to help keep you firing on all cylinders.

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Tips to help with your sensitive teeth!

When it comes to sensitive teeth, winter can be a killer (especially cold water from the tap!!) So what causes teeth sensitivity? It can be a result of a number of dental issues such as periodontal disease, tooth decay, excessive tooth brushing and the wearing away of your tooth enamel.Here are a few tips to make sure you can still enjoy your ice cream (on occasion of course)…

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How to get your kids to brush their teeth!

When it comes to the bedtime routine or getting out of the house on time in the morning, parents often feel like they are swimming against the current on a number of fronts - making school lunches, getting everyone bathed and dressed, and accommodating everyone’s food preferences. But more often than not the biggest concern we hear from parents is how to get their kids to brush their teeth!

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Top 5 Dental Tips for Winter!

Shorter days, longer sleep-ins, the crackle of a fireplace, endless cups of tea… Winter 2017 has well and truly arrived! Whether you are a winter-person (and this has you ecstatic) or you are already counting down the days to spring, this cold season can be very harsh on your oral health.

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The facts on flossing

Brushing helps remove plaque from the outer surfaces of teeth, but using floss is critical to remove plaque from between your teeth where a toothbrush can't reach, helping to fight of “bad breath”. By flossing your teeth daily, you increase the chances of keeping your teeth for a lifetime. By removing plaque from between teeth with flossing, you can decrease your chances of developing gum problems.

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Hidden Sugar (The Truth About What You're Eating)

We all know sugar impacts our oral health and can contribute to dental decay, but what you might not know is that sugar isn’t just the white stuff we put into our coffee or use when baking cakes… It turns out the average Australian is eating a lot more sugar than they realise. In fact, as adults, we consume an average of 15 teaspoons of added sugar per day, with children consuming even more – up to 20 teaspoons a day.

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