braces or invisalign - get the right treatment for your teeth

Orthodontics is a great way to change the structure of your teeth, both for cosmetic and health reasons. However, as technology has advanced, so have the various treatments available. This can make choosing the right treatment difficult. The following outlines the various pros and cons of each to help you choose the correct treatment for your teeth.

Published on Thursday 7 September 2017  
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10 reasons to eat apples

An apple a day keeps the doctor away? Here are 10 reasons why that's true:

1. The phytonutrients in apples can help you regulate your blood sugar. Recent research has shown that apple polyphenols can help prevent spikes in blood sugar.

2. Apples are a good source of fibre, important in prevention of heart disease through healthy eating regulation of blood fat levels. Recent research has shown that eating apples can significantly lower many of our blood fats - an effect assoiciated with it's fat soluble fibre, pectin.

3. Pectin contained in apples also helps to reduce cholesterol, preventing it from building up in the lining of blood vessel walls. This in effect also reduces the risk of atherosclerosis and heart disease.

Published on Tuesday 5 September 2017  
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fun facts about teeth

Bejeweled Teeth

The Mayans were an advanced civilization. About 2,500 years ago, the Maya already had a very advanced understanding of teeth. While many people today try to whiten their teeth, for the Mayans that was not enough. They would have their "dentists" use a primitive drill to decorate their teeth. Sometimes they would have parts of the tooth cut out or shaped to make it look more interesting. However, their most extreme modification was the bejewelling of teeth.

Some people, more often men, would have small holes made in their teeth that were fitted with gemstones to make their mouths look pretty. Researchers believe these finds show the Mayans were very skilled at dental work, as they could fit these jewels into the teeth without breaking them.

Published on Friday 1 September 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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