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Why Does That One Crooked Tooth Hurt Sometimes?

Many of us who have mostly straight smiles opt not to get orthodontics when we’re young. Or maybe we get orthodontics in one arch but not the other. We may have one or two crooked teeth, but it doesn’t bother us too much aesthetically. However, sometimes they do bother us physically. They can hurt us [...]

Worse Than Candy? The Foods and Drinks Secretly Harming Your Teeth

What causes cavities? When you were a kid, you were probably told that the answer to that question was “candy.” That belief may have stuck with you into adulthood. Unfortunately, if that has led you to believe that avoiding candy will allow you to avoid cavities, you’re sorely mistaken. It turns out that there are [...]

By |November 16th, 2017|Food|

Chew Your Food: It Could Protect You From Infection

As a kid, a parent may have told you to chew your food more as you gulped down a meal, eager to get back to playing. Or maybe as an adult, you’ve heard that rumor that you should chew your food 32 times before swallowing. Whether you’ve heard that it’s good for your teeth, helps [...]

By |February 17th, 2017|Food, Gum Disease|

Scurvy Resurfaces in Sydney, Takes Toll on Oral Health

The recent outbreak of scurvy in Sydney reinforces the importance of diet to our overall well-being. The disease's oral health effects highlights the link between our systemic health and our oral health. Scurvy’s Return to Sydney Scurvy is caused by insufficient vitamin C, and the condition was a particular plague on sailors [...]

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|
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