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Are sports drinks bad for dental health?

Unfortunately sports drinks are full of sugar and acids which over time can cause tooth erosion and decay. Marketers have been very clever in their promotion of sports drinks as a way to improve sports performance. Unfortunately, unless you are an elite athlete there is little benefit. Sports drinks like anything can be consumed in moderation, but there…

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Oral health is important when keeping Fit & Healthy

Did you know that oral health has a mjor impact on our overall health? We often think about staying healthy as eating well and exercising to keep fit but we need to throw in oral health for overall wellbeing. Gum diease has been linked to pneumonia, atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) and exacerbated diabetes symptoms. This is why…

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What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is an alternative to wire braces and can be used by both teens and adults. The Invisalign System is a virtually invisible and hygienic orthodontic treatment that uses an innovative approach to effectively straighten teeth. This system uses a series of custom-made removable aligners created for you and only you. These aligners are made of a virtually…

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Keeping a Healthy Smile

Prevention is the key to a healthy smile. It is important to become a regular dental attender to ensure you maintain optimal dental health. Visiting the dentist at least every 6 months will ensure you maintain a healthy mouth. During these routine visits a dentist may: provide a general dental check up carry out scaling and fluoride treatment…

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Preventative Dentistry is the Key to a Healthy Smile

Our lives are so busy with everything we must fit into our day, our weeks and even months. Some things are left that we know we will “get around to it” and before we know it, months or years have passed. This is what often occurs with dental health. It is not until we experience dental discomfort that…

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Managing Dental Anxiety

If you fear going to the dentist, you are not alone. It is a universal phenomenon. We use the term ‘dental anxiety’ when someone has anxiety, stress or even fear when going to see a dentist. This anxiety may result in delaying going or avoiding treatment altogether. There are many reasons why some people experience dental anxiety. Some…

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