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How Poor Oral Health Can Affect Your Overall Well-being

Ever wondered what affect your oral health has on your overall health and wellbeing? Poor oral health can impact your mental and physical state by impeding your ability to eat, speak, and smile. This can lead to pain, discomfort, and often embarrassment. According to Australia’s National Oral Health Plan, poor oral health can

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Keep your oral health in check this Dental Health Week

August 3 to August 9 is Dental Health Week, an initiative by the Australian Dental Association (ADA) to educate people about the importance of maintaining good oral hygiene. This year, the ADA is throwing a spotlight on hidden sugars in the foods and drinks we consume, raising the question – how much sugar

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What to consider before getting dental implants

Australians aged 15 and over have an average of 12.8 decayed, missing or filled teeth. This statistic proves we aren’t paying our teeth the attention they deserve. So what happens if a severely decayed tooth needs removing or you suffer from missing teeth? If not replaced, your surrounding teeth can quickly move into

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What to do if you have a dental emergency

As careful as you might be when it comes to looking after your teeth, accidents can happen. And whilst it’s more common for younger patients to experience dental emergencies, they can happen to anyone. Symptoms of dental emergencies aren’t always as obvious as a chipped or broken tooth either. At times, toothaches or

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Dental Anxiety? Here’s How to Overcome It

A Whites Dental Care dentist understands that each patient is unique. For some, this means experiencing a range of dental phobias and anxiety when it comes to visiting us. We’d like you to know that we’re here for you, and we’ll always do our best to help you feel comfortable and at ease in our

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Dental Fissure Sealants for Children

Tooth decay has been on the rise amongst Australian children and alarmingly one in four children aged 5-10 have tooth decay that is not being treated. Decay is most often found on the biting surfaces of molar teeth (back teeth) where fissures (grooves) can be quite deep and food/plaque gets trapped into these grooves. These

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Vaping and Oral Health – It’s Worse Than You Think

When it comes to oral health, new research suggests that the use of E-cigarettes referred to as vaping can be equally as dangerous as traditional cigarettes. The new generation of E-cigarettes have only been developed recently and we are only beginning to understand the risks and its effects. E-cigarettes work by heating up a

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