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Are You Brushing Your Teeth Correctly?

You’ve been doing it since you were a child. You do it twice a day, every day — that’s 730 times a year, every year. With that kind of experience, you might assume you’re an expert at brushing your teeth. Right? Actually, despite the simplicity of the task, you may actually not be doing as [...]

Buzz Kill: Health Groups Take Aim at Energy Drinks

As many students in Sydney and across Australia face the end of the term, a number of major health organisations issued a new warning about the dental health and general health risks of soft drinks, particularly energy drinks high in sugar and caffeine. The Australian Dental Association (ADA), Cancer Council Australia, and Diabetes Australia are [...]

By |November 10th, 2016|Cavities, Food|

Sydney Researchers Sink Teeth into Enamel

Researchers at the University of Sydney recently made a breakthrough that refines our understanding of teeth enamel and could play a role in preventing tooth decay. Tooth decay and gum disease remain widespread problems that can affect the appearance of your smile, lead to deteriorating dental health, and increase your risk for [...]

No Sugar-Coating the Health Risks of Hidden Sugar

We all know that sugar poses a threat to our teeth. Sugar feeds certain bacteria in the mouth, and the byproduct is acid that eats away the teeth enamel. As a recent column by an Australian dentist and cooking-show participant points out, however, people are often unaware just how much sugar they consume. The hidden [...]

Australian Nonprofit Sees ‘Overwhelming Gap’ in Rural Dental Care

The nonprofit Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS), which provides dental care and other health services to those in Australia’s most remote areas, has stayed out of politics over its nearly 90-year history. But that changed this week amid the ongoing federal election campaign as the organisation urged the major parties to address [...]