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Dental health week

Dental health week

Dental Health Week (6-12 August) acts as a reminder to Australians to visit their local dentist regularly and to implement healthy oral practices at home. This year the theme is Watch Your Mouth.

 “You might not think it, but oral hygiene plays an integral role in your overall health and well being,” Dr Zukerman said.

Regular dentist visits are key to achieving a happier smile and healthier you; allowing for early detection and therefore treatment of any issues. If you have private health insurance, some providers offer a free check-up and clean twice a year, so you should definitely take advantage of that. If you don’t, it’s still a small investment in ...

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Can Frequent Dental Visits Make a Difference to Tooth Health?

There aren’t many people that look forward to dental appointments – we’re not offended, we completely understand why! It’s hardly the most comfortable thing to have someone poking around your gum line, and that’s why our dental experts will pull out all the stops to ensure that our patients feel as relaxed as possible.

Professionals recommend that people of all ages (including children) book a trip to their local dentist at least twice a year for a regular check-up. Although these standard services could be considered a necessity, there might be times when a patient spots a problem in their mouth; perhaps decay, a small lump, or even consistent bad breath.

Oral ...

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Floss the Teeth You Want to Keep

The most dreaded question a dentist can ask you is, “Have you been flossing?” Many people follow the philosophy that as long as you brush your teeth, there isn’t a need to floss. This is a common misconception! Toothbrushes are designed to clean the outer surfaces and gums. However, toothbrushes cannot clean the area between your teeth properly. The only way to remove tartar build up and left over food particles is to use floss.

Exactly What Is Dental Floss?

Dental floss is a thread or ribbon that is usually made from plastic or nylon that is designed to fit in the spaces between your teeth. As you pull it between your ...

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