7 essential tips to avoid getting a cavity this Xmas

7 essential tips to avoid getting a cavity this Xmas

Although tooth cavities are commonplace, they are nothing to ignore.  No one really wants a cavity yet half of Australia’s population live with untreated cavities. A large tooth cavity may be the end of the road for a tooth, unless it receives major restorative...
Are dental caries and cavities the same thing?

Are dental caries and cavities the same thing?

Yes and no. Caries and cavities are often referred to as the same thing in oral health related articles and information, but there is a fundamental difference between the two terms. To further add to the confusion, tooth decay is often used alongside caries as...
What is the main cause of bad breath?

What is the main cause of bad breath?

The main cause of chronic bad breath is tongue bacteria in the mouth. While there are a range of oral conditions that can potentially cause bad breath (halitosis), it is a certain species of tongue bacteria that is responsible for between 80 to 90 percent of all...

The benefits of teeth straightening for teens

One of the main themes of Dental Health Week 2019 is the importance of maintaining your oral health. This includes keeping good oral hygiene, eating a healthy diet and visiting your dentist for regular checkups. Malocclusion of the teeth is also an oral health issue...
Does fruit juice cause tooth decay in kids?

Does fruit juice cause tooth decay in kids?

No. Fortunately, real 100% fruit juice doesn’t cause tooth decay – despite growing suspicion to the contrary. Some people even believe that drinking juice is as bad for your teeth as having a soft drink. However, there is clinical evidence that strongly...
Dental Emergencies for kids 3-10 yrs

Dental Emergencies for kids 3-10 yrs

First Aid for children with minor mouth injuries Minor mouth injuries in young children – such as small cuts and splits – are quite common because most kids just end up tripping over or running into something sooner or later! That’s when...
The oral bacteria that can crawl into your brain

The oral bacteria that can crawl into your brain

It might sound like a horror movie but the fact is, if you have certain species of pathogenic oral bacteria in your gums, they could be slowly making their way into your brain as you read this. These bacteria among 100s of others responsible for oral health issues,...