Why brushing is important

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With the Valentine’s Day coming up it is important that we remember why we must brush our teeth! A lot of people don’t know that the mouth can contain 100-200 different species of bacteria.  Those who maintain a good brushing technique can have anywhere between 1,000 to 100,000 bacteria and that is just on a… Read more »

Dental Health and Diet

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We have always been taught that brushing and flossing is key to good dental health. But is there more to it? It is becoming more and more clear that our nutrition and eating habits are also key factors in dental health. Having good nutrition and healthy eating habits can have a big impact on tooth… Read more »

Toothache: Causes, Treatment and Prevention

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Causes   Tooth ache may be caused by: Tooth decay Abscessed tooth and gum Broken tooth or fillings Heavy bite, repetitive clenching or grinding The symptoms of a toothache may include: Sharping, throwing, constant pain or dull ache Pain on biting Lingering pain on hot or cold Foul tasting Headache and unwell What happens when… Read more »

Your Baby and Oral Hygiene

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A new arrival to the family is often a joyous occasion and can be a big adjustment. There are so many things to learn about your new bundle of joy. Something that isn’t always well known or taught is how to provide good oral hygiene for your little one.   Good oral hygiene practices start… Read more »

Flossing

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  Did you know Flossing is essential for your oral health… Floss removes food and bacteria from in between your teeth where your tooth brush cannot reach. Flossing prevents gum disease, bad breath and decay. Tips 1. If you haven’t already, make flossing apart of your daily routine. 2. To make flossing easier, floss after you… Read more »

Dental Implant General Information

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  Dental implants replace the roots of teeth and can be used to anchor a single dental crown or crowns, a bridge or a denture. Dental implants are usually screw shaped and made from pure titanium metal. This is used because it fuses directly to bone, a process called Osseointegration. Implants are typically 3-6 mm diameter… Read more »

Renovating your House/Mouth

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  Renovating your House/Mouth   Many patients are interested in restoring the health of their teeth and mouth and often don’t know where to start. In these circumstances we at Australia Dental Clontarf like to explain how we “renovate your mouth” using the analogy of “renovating your house!” As it turns out, the processes have… Read more »

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  Time to take a closer look at your supermarket purchases. They’re not as healthy as you might think. Being healthy is something that most of us aim for. We brush our teeth twice a day. We go for a jog around the neighbourhood. We eat a handful of nuts instead of chomping on a… Read more »