June 17, 2017

What is a mouth breather?

A mouth breather is someone who habitually inhales and exhales through the mouth rather than through the nose. Some common signs of being a mouth breather include:

  1. Dry Lips.

  2. Crowded teeth.

  3. Snoring and open mouth while you sleep.

  4. ...

June 8, 2017

Some people have anxiety about seeing a dentist due to bad experiences when they were young. In turn, they avoid the dentist until a serious problem occurs.

How many people experience dental phobias?

Dental phobia affects about 5% of the Australian population. That equal...

June 8, 2017

There is an old wives’ tale of “gain a child, lose a tooth”. Although this is a myth and not true, pregnancy can lead to an increased risk of dental problems in some women, including gum disease and increased risk of tooth decay. During pregnancy, your increased hormon...

June 7, 2017

Myth: Sugar causes tooth decay.

Truth: Sugar itself does not cause tooth decay. Certain harmful bacteria that is found inside your mouth feed on the sugars that you eat, to create acids that destroy tooth enamel. Tooth decay is a bacterial infection that is caused by th...

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