How To Use Your Electric Toothbrush

Electric toothbrushes can be an amazing to help keep your teeth clean and polished. They are increasing in popularity year after year. Electric toothbrushes are a very popular christmas gift or stocking stuffer! So whether you received electric toothbrush for christmas or grabbed a new one yourself – you will need to know how to best use your new electric toothbrush.

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The First Dentist Visit: How Old Should My Child Be?

First Dentist Visit At What Age - a smiling young baby chews on a toothbrush.
With teeth erupting soon after birth – what age is appropriate for a baby’s first dentist visit?

Kids get baby teeth from a very early age. This means there are plenty of questions about when is the best time to take a child to the dentist. How old should your child be before their first dentist visit? Is there a best age for their first dentist visit? The answer might surprise you, and is earlier than you might think.

The Australian Dental Association recommends that

Your child’s first visit to the dentist should be within six months of the eruption of their first tooth, or by their first birthday.

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Why Dentists Ask Questions When They Have Instruments In Your Mouth?

you have to wonder why dentists ask questions to the patient with dental tools in their mouth

Why dentists ask questions when they are working on your teeth and they know you can’t reply? I get asked this a lot and often see jokes about it on Facebook.

All dentists know that you can’t always answer straight away – I certainly don’t expect an immediate answer. Often patients wait for a break in procedure to answer or chat.

Read below 6 top reasons we (as dentists) will ask you questions when we know you can’t reply!

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Australians Drink Way Too Many Sugary Drinks!

Sugar content in UK sugary drinks

In Australia we drink way too much sugar! In fact we are in the top 10 countries in the entire world when it comes to daily average sugary drinks consumption. This is a huge problem because of the negative health effects of excess sugar consumption – and the extra decay that can effect our teeth!

This shocking truth has really been hammered home with the Australian Bureau of Statistics publishing figures that show that almost half (43%) of Australians over the age of two have a sugary drink each day.

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Salt Water Mouthwash How To Make and Benefits

salt water mouthwash can be a useful oral health tool
A salt water mouth wash can be a great tool for a healthy mouth

As a dentist I get quite a few questions about the benefits of rinsing with a salt water mouthwash. I routinely recommend a salt water mouth rinse after a few different kinds of dental treatment.

The simple salt water mouthwash (or ‘saline’ mouth rinse) can help following an extraction, surgery to the gums or tongue, or when something has broken in the mouth and is trapping food or is sharp.

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