Healthy Snacks for Healthy Teeth

Healthy Snacks for Healthy Teeth

Tooth decay (dental caries) is a diet-related disease. Sugars in the food and drinks you consume are broken down by germs (bacteria) in the plaque that produce acids. The acid attacks the outer layer of the tooth (enamel) causing it to soften resulting in tooth decay. These attacks can last…Read More

Lifestyle Choices and your Oral Health!

Lifestyle Choices and your Oral Health!

Oral health is essential to general health and well-being at every stage of life. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines oral health as “a state of being free from chronic mouth and facial pain, oral and throat cancer, oral infection and sores, periodontal (gum) disease, tooth decay, tooth loss, and…Read More

Tooth Decay – Learn to spot the warning signs

Tooth Decay – Learn to spot the warning signs

How does tooth decay develop?   Tooth decay is a diet-related disease that damages the teeth. Teeth are covered in plaque, a sticky film that contains bacteria. When we eat and drink, the bacteria produce acids that break down the outer layer of the tooth (enamel). This is how decay…Read More

Encourage good oral health with your children!

Encourage good oral health with your children!

How to encourage good oral health with your children As any parent knows, it’s easy to second-guess yourself when it comes to the best way to care for your child. There’s a wealth of information out there on everything from how much screen time they should have to the best…Read More

Is Fruit Juice really that ‘HEALTHY’ ?

Is Fruit Juice really that ‘HEALTHY’ ?

‘Healthy’ juices may not be so good for your teeth   Did you know that a glass of juice contains 6 teaspoons of sugar. That is almost as much as a glass of soft drink!   Despite this, our minds trick us and we automatically think drinking orange juice is…Read More

Dental Emergencies and After Hours Support

Dental Emergencies and After Hours Support

ROYAL CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL   Royal Children’s Hospital Emergency Department 50 Flemington Rd, Parkville VIC 3052   TELEPHONE (03) 9345 5522   Any child who has suffered a Dental Injury that has resulted in facial swelling or trauma. We would recommend going straight to The Royal Children’s Hospital Emergency Department for medical…Read More

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