lunch box tips

Pack a school lunch with a healthy punch for your kids with these healthy lunch box tips and lunch recipes that beat cheese and vegemite sandwiches any day.
Making lunch every day of the school year can be tiresome for mothers (and kids) so remember to mix up your menus and keep trying out fresh ideas to keep your child interested in the healthy treats you're tucking inside their lunch box.

Published on Monday 28 August 2017  
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are you brushing properly?

In an average lifetime you will spend 38.5 days cleaning your teeth. But how do you know you're doing it right? 7 in 10 Australians admit they should be doing a better job caring for their teeth, according to an Australian Dental Association (ADA) report.

Published on Thursday 24 August 2017  
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did you know

Brushing within half an hour of eating a meal or drinking a cup of coffee could ensure your teeth suffer worse damage. After drinking fizzy or acidic drinks, the acid burns into the enamel of your teeth – and the layer below the enamel, called "dentin".

Brushing at the "wrong" time – particularly within 20 minutes of finishing a meal – can drive the acid deeper into your teeth, corroding them far faster than they would have rotted by themselves. 

Published on Tuesday 15 August 2017  
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post-treatment care

post-treatment care for a long-lasting smile

Retention care is a vital part of making sure your teeth don’t move after your treatment. At ethos, all our orthodontists are highly trained in this area, because great retention = great results.

For this reason, we provide a high-quality titanium alloy retainer that is fixed in place permanently to prevent teeth moving – all included in the cost.

Published on Friday 11 August 2017  
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the imporatance of mouthguards

Wearing a mouthguard during treatment of braces is very important, a blow to the face could damage the brackets or other fixed orthodontic appliances.

When it comes to protecting your mouth, a mouthguard is an essential piece of athletic gear that should be part of your standard equipment from an early age. In fact, studies show that athletes are 60 times more likely to suffer harm to the teeth if they’re not wearing a mouthguard.

Published on Wednesday 2 August 2017  
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