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Oral Appliances

Is an Electric Toothbrush Better for Your Teeth?.

If you or your kids need to improve your oral hygiene, swapping your manual toothbrush for a powered toothbrush could help. An electric toothbrush with a rotating head can make it easier to clean your teeth and gums, as long as you know how to use it properly. If you've never used an electric toothb.....
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HOW IMPORTANT ARE STRAIGHT TEETH?.

Crooked, misaligned or 'buck' teeth can affect your appearance, but that's not the only reason why so many Australian teens and adults choose orthodontic treatments to straighten their smiles. Properly aligned teeth have both aesthetic and functional advantages. Straight teeth are easier to keep cle.....
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IS IT EVER TOO LATE TO START FLOSSING.

While more than half of Australians follow dentists' recommendations to brush their teeth twice a day, only 17 percent say they floss regularly, according to a survey by the Australian Dental Association. If you've been treating flossing as an optional extra, you could be at higher risk of tooth dec.....
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DOES TEETH WHITENING DAMAGE TEETH?.

If your teeth are yellow, stained or have other discolouration, you can ask your dentist about teeth whitening treatments. These can be done at the dental clinic or using a take-home kit. If you choose to do your own teeth bleaching at home, it's essential that you follow your dentist's guidance. Us.....
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YOUR BRACES ARE OFF: WHAT NOW?.

Many patients think that once the braces are off, their teeth will stay in their new positions forever; but this isn’t always right! “But what if I wear my retainers?” We hear this question a lot. Retainers will most definitely minimise relapse[1], but most people’s bodies don’t remain static for th.....
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MOUTHGUARDS: CUSTOM FITTED VS. OFF-THE-SHELF.

We often see young people damaging their teeth as a result of sport. Unfortunately, it’s nearly always those front teeth that get damaged. What parents don’t realise is that there is no protection from a piece of cheap plastic going over the top of the teeth. If you want to look after your children’.....
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JAW EXPANSION WITHOUT SURGERY.

In my 30 years of practice, the growth guidance appliance is arguably the most significant appliance I have used. The upper arch (maxilla bone) is one of the most important bones in the body as it determines the position of the lower jaw, which in turn may affect the airway and the TMJ joints.The go.....
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THE HIDDEN DANGERS BEHIND SNORING.

At night I can’t sleep In the morning I can’t wake up We sometimes joke about someone we know, husband, partner, and children about how loud they snore. While snoring may be harmless as in primary or benign snoring, the question is do we keep joking about it or take it more seriously? Recent study c.....
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Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding with a surgical or invasive procedure, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

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