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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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3D-printed teeth kill 99% of oral bacteria instantly – before brushing

3D-printed teeth kill 99% of oral bacteria instantly – before brushing

Dutch researchers from the University of Groningen, Netherlands, have created an antimicrobial plastic material for use in 3D-printed replacement teeth, crowns, veneers and orthodontic devices. The new material kills 99%

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Sugar-free drinks and lollies cause dental erosion

Sugar-free drinks and lollies cause dental erosion

Sugar-free drinks and lollies cause dental erosion The Oral Health CRC has made an announcement set to rock the sugar-free food and beverage industry worldwide. Their Melbourne-based scientists have warned

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German researchers give thumbs up for Invisalign®…over braces!

German researchers give thumbs up for Invisalign®…over braces!

German researchers give thumbs up for Invisalign®…over braces! The Invisalign® aligner system (or invisible aligners) is an alternative to wearing wired metal braces to straighten your teeth. It offers a

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Children’s Dentistry

Children’s Dentistry

Do you have kids aged 3 and above? Usually by the time a child is 3, they would have a full complement of baby teeth (10 on top and 10

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