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New Statistics Highlight Australia’s Oral Hygiene Failures

Australia’s first comprehensive Oral Health Tracker has been released — but before you get excited, you should know that the news isn’t great. According to the statistics, Australians are suffering high levels of tooth decay as a result of bad habits and poor oral hygiene. Let’s just say that if the Oral Health Tracker were [...]

New 3D-Printed Gadget Could Make Flossing a Snap

Do you spend all day looking forward to that time of night, right before bed, when you can finally stand in front of your bathroom mirror and thoughtfully, carefully floss between each and every tooth? Yeah, didn’t think so. For most people, flossing is at best a necessary evil. Since more than 30% of Australians [...]

Are White Teeth Healthy Teeth? Not Necessarily

When we talk about a healthy smile, we’re usually talking about teeth that are straight, unmarred by cracks and chips, and most of all, gleaming white. But does tooth whiteness actually have anything to do with tooth health? The answer is more complicated than a simple “yes” or “no.” How Teeth Get Discoloured To understand [...]

Make Sure You’re Not Brushing Your Gums Away

When it comes to dental health, “brush your teeth” is a mantra we’ve all heard for our entire lives. In fact, it’s been drilled into our heads so consistently that we’ve developed a new problem: Overbrushing. What is Overbrushing? It is, of course, very important to brush your teeth thoroughly to clean off plaque and [...]

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 [...]

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