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Teeth Whitening Ideas for Your Wedding Day

Teeth Whitening

Your wedding day will probably be one of the smiliest days of your life.  You’ll want to make sure your smile shows a set of bright, pearly white teeth during the big day.  Luckily there are different ways to help you achieve and maintain a bright smile. Teeth whitening When done with proper professional supervision, […]

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How Do I Stop My Partner From Snoring?

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If you’ve ever tried to sleep next to a snoring partner, you’ll be all too well aware how interrupted sleep can lead to frustration, irritability and exhaustion. It’s worth remembering though, that snoring is a medical condition, not a habit. Earplugs or separate bedrooms may solve the problem, but they don’t tackle the root cause […]

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What You Need to Know About Mouth Guards

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Everyone knows how much Australians love contact sports, but they may be placing their oral health at risk by wearing ill fitting mouthguards. Mouthguards are critical athletic equipment designed to protect the teeth and mouth in the event of impact. Some research even suggests that a properly fitted custom mouthguard may even reduce the risk […]

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How Gum Disease May be Harming Your Health

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Health Risks of Neglecting Your Teeth In a study published in Oral Diseases, researchers discovered the people who were obese were six times more likely to have infected gums. The connection between obesity and gum disease is not yet clear, but it may have something to do with inflammation. Obese people tend to have higher […]

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Using Your End of Year Dental Benefits

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Use it or lose it Many people pay a lot for dental insurance. Most policies are set up so that benefits expire at the end of the year. If you have dental insurance and are not using all of your benefits, you might as well be throwing your money away. What does your plan cover? […]

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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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