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Oral health education alone for kids is not enough

Oral health education alone for kids is not enough

Researchers from the Cochrane Public Health Group recently published a review of 38 evidence-based studies on effective community-centred oral health promotion interventions for preventing tooth decay (caries), cavities and gum

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The effects of diabetes on oral health

The effects of diabetes on oral health

The effects of diabetes on oral health There are many well-known complications associated with diabetes and untreated high blood sugar levels. They include kidney disease (nephropathy), nerve damage (neuropathy), heart

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Gum disease linked to faster cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s patients

Gum disease linked to faster cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s patients

Gum disease linked to faster cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s patients Numerous studies have shown that seniors with Alzheimer’s disease have an increased risk of developing gum disease (Periodontitis). Alzheimer’s patients

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Dedicate a daffodil on Daffodil Day this year

Dedicate a daffodil on Daffodil Day this year

Cancer Council holds its biggest fundraising event on Friday, 26 August. On this day, we have the opportunity to show our support for those in our community who have been

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Modern dentistry gears up for the digital age

Modern dentistry gears up for the digital age

Since the mid-90s, when advanced CAD (computer-aided design) systems were first used to help create crown materials, digital dentistry has developed rapidly. The latest digital dental hardware includes intra-oral scanning,

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Does your child have a dental home?

Does your child have a dental home?

Firstly, what is a dental home? A dental home is a concept in oral health care for children supported by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD). Primarily, a dental

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Child Dental Benefit Schedule still open for business

Child Dental Benefit Schedule still open for business

The Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) has been on a roller-coaster for the last two months. The ride started in 23 April with the Government announcement of its closure on

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Dentists to join the fight against heart disease?

Dentists to join the fight against heart disease?

The theme for World Oral Health Day 2016 is “Health Mouth. Healthy Body”. It aims to raise awareness of the link between oral health and other diseases of the body.

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What serious health conditions are linked to your oral health?

What serious health conditions are linked to your oral health?

Your oral health might affect or be affected by a number of diseases and health conditions, including:   Diabetes reduces the body’s resistance to infection — putting the gums at

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Preventing Dental Emergencies

Preventing Dental Emergencies

What are dental emergencies? Dental emergencies include: Toothaches Abscesses and gum infections Loose or displaced teeth Tongue injuries Broken, fractured or chipped teeth Soft tissue injury (e.g. lips, mouth, gum

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