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Simple Ways to Keep Your Toothbrush Clean and Safe

Keeping our pearly whites healthy is just as important as other fitness or beauty regimes. They need to be taken care of regularly to achieve that perfect smile. This includes proper caring for our toothbrushes. So here are some simple yet highly important ways to...

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What To Do With Gum Swelling

Have you experienced waking up one day and finding out you have swollen gums? If so, you’ll find that inflamed gums are both painful and uncomfortable. Swelling of gums lasts more than two or three days need urgent medical attention but if you’re still observing, here...

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Does Sugar Destroy Your Teeth?

Dentists have dutifully reminded us over and over again that sugary food and drinks are bad to our teeth. And they’re not wrong because we have all experiencing having painful toothaches or rotten teeth. But if that’s the case, shouldn’t we bid sugar goodbye and say...

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Are Charcoal Toothbrushes Safe?

With the Zero Waste trend going on full swing, many advocates have pushed for alternatives to reduce trash. This also means avoiding disposable towels, utensils and even toothbrushes to decrease their carbon footprint. One commercial substitute that has been recently...

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What Should You Do About your Sensitive Teeth?

The pain you feel when you bite into something too warm or too cold can seem excruciating. However, there are more disadvantages to having sensitive teeth that can cause a huge interruption or disturbance in your day to day. It’s better to get to the root of it, find...

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Denture Cleaning Tips

Technological innovations means we now have better, natural-looking dentures that feel comfortable. They’re ideal when we need to replace lost teeth and are great for talking and eating easily. In order to maintain their brightness and to keep them clean, dentures...

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How to Calm Your Child’s Fear of the Dentist

It is worth noting that the best time to bring your child to the dentist for the first time is when the first signs of their baby teeth begin to poke out from their gums. When you bring them at this time, they may be too young to realise what’s going on and will have...

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Diabetes

IT has been estimated that 1.7 million of Australians over the age of 18 have diabetes. One person develops diabetes every five minutes in this country. The disease is the fastest growing chronic condition in Australia and increasing at a faster rate than other...

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Mental Health

Around 20% of the Australian population will experience mental illness in any given year. It’s not surprising, therefore, that there is a huge push from the Federal and State governments to help people with mental health issues. These problems are often...

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Health assessment

Prevention is the key to Australia’s health, both individually and collectively. It is estimated that 80% of premature heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes and 40% of cancer could be prevented through interventions such as healthy diet, regular physical activity...

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COPD (emphysema)

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a lung and airways disease which is very common - but under-diagnosed and under-treated. One in seven Australians over the age of 40 have airflow limitation of their lungs and COPD is the second leading cause of...

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Immunisation

IF you want to avoid the serious effects of some contagious and dangerous diseases the message is to be vaccinated at your local GP clinic. The government National Immunisation Program is supporting free Zostavax vaccination against shingles for anyone aged between...

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