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Can You Use Mouthwash Instead of Flossing?

Ever wanted to ‘cheat’ at some of your daily tasks? It’s OK. We’ve all thought about it. Some days you’re short on time but still want to make sure you take care of yourself. You may be wondering if you can skip flossing and just swish some mouthwash around instead. So, can you use mouthwash…

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How to Deal with a Cracked Tooth (and Prevent Teeth Cracking)

Just the thought is painful, right? Having a cracked tooth is no fun. It can cause serious pain when you eat, especially with foods that are hot or cold. Worse than that is the fact that, left untreated the situation is likely to get worse. You could even end up losing that tooth! Here’s what…

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Facts About Gum Disease You Need To Know, Now

It’s no laughing matter (pardon the pun!) Gum disease – the official term is periodontal disease – is the leading cause of tooth loss. And it’s prevalent in the community. In fact, the Department of Health states that 22.9 percent of Australians have moderate or several gum disease. Here are some important facts you should know…

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3 Common Warning Signs of Impacted Wisdom Teeth

Worried about wisdom teeth? Wisdom teeth tend to come in around the time we reach adulthood. However, for some people there is not enough room in their mouths to accommodate these new teeth. You don’t want wisdom teeth to alter the alignment of your teeth, particularly if you’ve had orthodontic treatment. Nor do you want…

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How to Choose the Right Dentist for You and Your Family

Looking for your forever dentist? That’s what you want, right? A professional that you can trust to be caring, and gentle. Someone who can grow with you and your family. Someone who can be your trusted health advisor for decades. But the choice is overwhelming. There are hundreds of dentists throughout Adelaide and the surrounding…

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New Year’s Resolutions for Your Mouth in 2020

New year, new you. That’s right, isn’t it? At this time of year, most of us are creating resolutions we can stick to. We don’t need unrealistic goals like creating a body like Elle McPherson. We need achievable goals. Like eating healthier meals and taking better care of ourselves. If you’re looking to create healthy…

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How we Fix a Chipped or Damaged Tooth, Fantastically Fast

Ever had a chipped or damaged tooth? Most of us have. Sometimes it’s from eating something hard and sometimes it’s from decay. Either way, there are times when a tooth is too damaged for a filling to work. Often this means having a tooth crowned, or capped. But there are times when a tooth can’t…

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The Truth About Silver Amalgam Fillings

Have you heard the rumours? Over the last few years, there’s been a lot of press about mercury-silver (or amalgam) fillings. The main concern is that mercury may be released into the mouth while chewing. Some studies have shown that mercury fillings may cause an increase in mercury levels in the brain and other organs….

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8 Simple Mistakes That Could Damage Your Teeth

Everyone makes mistakes, but some are more significant than others. When it comes to your teeth, there are certain practices and habits that can cause long-term problems. The thing is that you often don’t realise the impact of this errors for some time. It’s easy to think everything is OK when you’re not in pain…

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