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How Do You Keep Your Teeth As You Age?

How Do You Keep Your Teeth As You Age?

As access to dental care and education about good oral hygiene keep improving, more Australians are keeping their teeth into old age. The most recent National Dental Telephone Interview Survey in 2013 found that more than 80% of people aged 65 and over still had some of their natural teeth remaining..... Read more

Category: General Dental

Why Is My Mouth Dry All the Time?

Why Is My Mouth Dry All the Time?

Does your mouth constantly feel dry and sticky, even if you drink plenty of water? You might have a condition known as dry mouth syndrome (also called xerostomia). As well as feeling uncomfortable, a persistently dry mouth can also increase your risk of developing other oral health problems such as ..... Read more

Category: General Dental

Does Sugar Really Rot Your Teeth?

Does Sugar Really Rot Your Teeth?

Tooth decay is the most common dental problem in Australia, affecting more than 90% of people in their lives, and the most common chronic disease affecting children. While teeth can decay for many reasons, the leading culprit is sugar added to food and drink. Even if you've already tried to cut down..... Read more

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What Causes Sudden Toothache and How Is It Treated?

What Causes Sudden Toothache and How Is It Treated?

Toothache can happen for many reasons. Sometimes the reason is obvious – if you've been hit in the face or bitten into something hard – but other times it can seem like the pain comes out of nowhere. Toothache isn't always a cause for alarm, but in some cases, it can point to an underlying problem t..... Read more

Category: Dental Emergency

What Causes Bad Breath (And How to Treat It)

What Causes Bad Breath (And How to Treat It)

Bad breath is fairly common, but in most cases it's temporary and goes away after you brush your teeth. More severe bad breath (halitosis) is thought to affect around 2.4 percent of adults. As well as being a source of embarrassment and lost confidence, it could also be a symptom of an underlying he..... Read more

Category: General Dental