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  • How to Make Your Smile Photogenic


    Many of us Australians enjoy posting photos of each other these days. However, we can sometimes cringe at portraits of our smiles, especially when we have been captured in an unguarded moment. If you find yourself consistently unhappy with how you look in photos, this dissatisfaction probably comes down to a lack of confidence in your smile. Not smiling fully is often a result of how we think others view our teeth.
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  • 3 Tips for Cutting the Cost of Dental Treatment


    Unlike most medical procedures, dental treatment in Australia is not covered by Medicare, the universal health insurance scheme available to all citizens and permanent residents. This means that for the 40% of Australians not covered by private health insurance, visiting the dentist for a check-up or procedure can be very expensive. Almost half the adult population delays or avoids visiting the dentist due to cost, despite the clear importance of keeping your pearly whites healthy and clean.
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  • How Nuts Can Damage Your Dental Health


    Nuts are a tasty snack which can be eaten as they are, roasted or added to other foods. According to the Dietitian Association of Australia, eating a handful of nuts is a great source of fibre, protein, vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants. However, while nuts might taste great and be good for your general health, they can have a negative impact on your dental health. Below is a guide to why you should be careful when consuming nuts.
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  • Root Canal Therapy: Your Checklist for Post-Treatment Care After the Procedure


    Considering the immense work they do, your teeth are prone to infection and physical injury. The risks emanate from what you eat, using your teeth for the wrong purposes like opening bottle corks or according them an inadequate level of care. In the end, disease and tooth decay set in when the tissues in the teeth suffer severe damage. Thankfully, such teeth can be treated and restored through root canal therapy.
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  • Sensitive Teeth: 3 Treatment Options


    Enamel is the substance which forms the outer layer of your teeth. It has a very high mineral content which makes it very tough and helps it to protect the softer more vulnerable internal parts of the teeth. Because enamel doesn't contain any nerves or blood vessels, it isn't sensitive to changes in temperature or pain. However, enamel can be worn down and eroded. When this occurs it causes your teeth to become sensitive.
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  • How Should You Store Spare Dentures?


    Keeping a spare set of dentures gives you some peace of mind in case anything happens to your main set of false teeth. At the very least, this means that you won't have to be toothless if you break or lose your current pair and have to wait for a repair or a new set to be made. However, for this to work, you need to make sure that you store your spare dentures correctly.
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  • Got a Toothache? Here's What You Need to Do


    When you have a toothache, it's tempting to ignore it and hope it goes away. However, this approach often makes toothaches worse. Rather than ignoring your toothache or trying alternative remedies that can be dangerous or ineffective, follow this step-by-step guide to relieve your toothache and address the underlying problem. 1. Book a Dental Appointment Before you do anything else, book an appointment with an emergency dentist. You need to find out what is causing your toothache and get advice about treatment.
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  • 3 Steps to Dental Implant Success


    Dental implants are a very popular form of cosmetic dentistry, as they permanently replace missing teeth to restore the beauty of a smile. Dental implants have a very high success rate of over 96 percent, but occasionally they can fail to integrate with the jaw. Here are three things you can do to maximize the chance of your dental implants succeeding. 1. Quit Smoking There's a huge difference between dental implant success rates in smokers and non-smokers.
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  • How To Make Orthodontic Appointments More Bearable For Your Child With Sensory Processing Disorder


    A trip to get braces fitted at the orthodontist and subsequent trips to get braces tightened can be painful and uncomfortable experiences for any child or teen. However, when coupled with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) and oral defensiveness, these trips can lead to a minefield of unpleasantness. If you have a child or teen that has irregularities in his or her teeth and it's been decided that braces are required, here are some things you can do to make sure your child's visit to the orthodontist goes as smoothly as possible
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  • Don't Like Your Gummy Smile? The Answer Might Be Found in a Laser


    Healthy gums are vital for healthy teeth, and yet when you smile you probably want your teeth to take pride of place. Prominent gums are not really a problem in terms of the health of your teeth, but it can be a matter of aesthetics. If you have a particularly gummy smile, you have probably learned to live with it. If it's something you wish to change, this is where laser dentistry can help.
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