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The Dangers of Snoring

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Approximately 20% of adults snore, a number that rises to about 60% when talking about men over the age of 40. With so many affected, it’s easy to think of snoring as simply an annoyance for anyone sleeping in the same room. For many snorers, this is the case. For others, snoring is linked to […]

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Getting Help for Sleep Apnoea

Sleep Apnoea

Snoring is annoying but relatively harmless, right? For many, it is, but for some, snoring is a symptom of obstructive sleep apnoea, a dangerous and potentially life-threatening condition in which the sleeper briefly stops breathing. What is sleep apnoea? Sleep apnoea affects approximately one in every five adults, and is more common in men than […]

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Teeth Whitening for a Whiter, Brighter Smile

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Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you.  Unfortunately, our teeth rarely stay as white as we’d like them to be due to tea and coffee, red wine and a lot of the foods we enjoy eating! For some people, the teeth are just naturally yellower. When done with proper professional […]

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The Wand – A Pain Free Solution to Dental Fears

When you ask someone what their biggest fear about going to the dentist is, the typical answer is that they don’t like the pain.  For some patients, pain is non-existent because they have regular routine appointments that don’t require procedures done or any kind of surgery.  Unfortunately, this is not the case for other patients. […]

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How to Find the Best Dentures Brisbane Has to Offer

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According to the University of Adelaide, and the Australian Government Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 21% of Australians 65 and over don’t have their natural teeth.  Even amongst those with their own teeth, almost half of them use a denture as well. (1) Their dentures not only allow them to eat, they also play […]

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How to Choose a Mouthguard

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One of the thing every player of basketball, football, rugby, soccer and hockey must ensure before heading out to play is that their teeth are well-protected. Injuries during training and games have been known to cause serious dental injuries resulting to loss of teeth. While wearing a mouthguard when playing might not be mandated in […]

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No Mouthguard, No Play

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Does your child’s sports club, school or group have a ‘No Mouthguard, No Play’ policy? This is the question asked by Dental Prosthetist, Diane Tozer of Westside Dentistry, Brisbane. She reports that although the Australian Dental Association and Sports Medicine Australia, collaborated to develop this policy back in 2015, far too many of our young […]

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No Mouthguard – 60 Times The Danger

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  Figures from the American Dental Association (ADA) demonstrate that a child wearing a mouthguard for sports activities will have 60 times the protection against injuries to their teeth and jaw and cuts to the lip, tongue or face, when compared to a child not wearing one.¹ For parents, the safety of their child is […]

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