Fluoride and Oral Health

Fluoride and Oral Health

What is fluoride? Fluoride is a natural mineral that is found in many foods and in all drinking water. The amount of fluoride in water varies from area to area. What are the benefits of fluoride? Fluoride can greatly help dental health by strengthening the tooth...
Dementia and Oral Care

Dementia and Oral Care

A diagnosis of dementia is a life-altering event. And as Australia ages over the next 30 years or so, it will be an increasingly common one for many people with an estimated 900,000 people expected to be living with dementia by 2050. As with many major life events, it...
You are what you eat and drink

You are what you eat and drink

Everything you eat and drink can have a major effect on the health of your teeth and gums, particularly whether you develop tooth decay, a diet related disease which is caused when the sugars in the food and drinks you eat are taken up by bacteria; these in turn...
Is brushing for 30 seconds enough?

Is brushing for 30 seconds enough?

If you’re like most people, you probably don’t give much thought to how you brush your teeth, beyond squirting on some toothpaste and scrubbing back and forth. But as your dentist will tell you, how you brush your teeth matters a great deal, with how often you brush,...
Living with Tooth Sensitivity

Living with Tooth Sensitivity

Tooth sensitivity — also known as dentin hypersensitivity — affects the tooth or exposed root surfaces. This occurs when the enamel that protects our teeth gets thinner, or when gum recession occurs, exposing the underlying surface, the dentin, thus, reducing the...