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General Dental Health

How to Choose the Right Toothpaste

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When you’re stocking up on toothpaste, the sheer variety of products available can be confusing. Are some toothpastes better than others, and how do you know which one’s right for you and your family? Many people choose a toothpaste based on their preferences for flavour and consistency, but some types may be beneficial for certain…

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Do I Really Need to Floss?

Does flossing really make a difference to my oral health? Along with teeth brushing, a healthy diet and regular visits to the dentist, flossing is part of a good oral hygiene routine.[1] Daily flossing helps to remove more plaque and leftover food from the teeth, which can lower the risk of problems such as tooth…

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Electric or Manual Toothbrush?

Are electric toothbrushes better than manual toothbrushes? Brushing your teeth twice a day using fluoride toothpaste is part of a good oral hygiene routine. But should you upgrade your manual toothbrush to an electric toothbrush for a better clean?[1] Multiple studies have demonstrated that both types of toothbrushes can be effective at removing plaque and…

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How Can I Straighten My Smile?

Are you thinking about straightening your teeth? You’re not alone. A survey by Orthodontics Australia found that almost two thirds of people questioned (62 percent) would like to change the way their smile looks. [1] Crooked teeth aren’t only a cosmetic issue, however. They can also make it more difficult to chew properly, which could…

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How Can I Whiten My Smile?

While dentists are mainly focused on helping you to maintain and improve your oral health, many also offer cosmetic treatments.[1] If your teeth are stained or discoloured, your dentist can discuss options to help whiten their appearance. These treatments may involve applying a bleaching agent to your teeth or altering their shape with natural-looking restorations.[1]…

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Four ways to improve your oral health

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If you don’t take good care of your oral health, it’s not just your teeth that could suffer. Oral health problems such as dental decay and gum disease have been linked to diseases in other parts of the body. Poor oral health may affect your general health, mental wellbeing and quality of life.[1] The good…

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Pregnancy and oral heath

There’s already so much to think about when you’re expecting a baby, you might not spare a thought for how pregnancy affects your teeth and gums. But by planning ahead and knowing how to respond to common pregnancy side-effects, you can improve your chances of avoiding oral health problems and needing to arrange treatments during…

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Why you should look after your teeth to look after your body

You probably already know that eating lots of sugary foods, not brushing your teeth and avoiding your dentist can result in cavities and other dental issues. But did you know that poor dental health can also have an effect on the rest of your body? Did you know that gum disease can affect your general…

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