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Dental Assistant – Traineeship Available

Dental Assistant – Traineeship Opportunity Available This is a great career opportunity to work in a team that has made an investment in implementing systems for excellent customer service and efficiency. The suitable candidate will be expected to perform as a dental assistant and will be provided with on-the-job training. The opportunity to complete a

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Jaw pain

Why does my Jaw Hurt?

Jaw Pain? Jaw pain can be caused by several conditions. Commonly, however, it may be due to TMD (temporomandibular joint disorder). The temporomandibular (TM) joint is the jaw joint. TMD refers to a variety of conditions that affect TM joints, jaw muscles and facial nerves.  Typically, jaw pain is accompanied with a dull ache which can

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What is tooth decay?

What is tooth decay? Tooth decay is damage that occurs when bacteria makes acids that eat away at a tooth. Tooth decay can lead to holes in the teeth, known as cavities. If not treated, tooth decay can cause pain, infection, and tooth loss. Tooth decay is heavily influenced by lifestyle; diet, oral hygiene habits, the

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Gum Disease

Tips: Flossing

How often do you floss…? Remember! Flossing is as important as brushing. Proper flossing removes plaque and food particles in places where a toothbrush cannot easily reach – under the gum line and between your teeth. Because plaque build-up can lead to tooth decay and gum disease, daily flossing is highly recommended.  Here is a

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Smoking and Oral Health

Smoking is proven to negatively affect oral, dental and overall health. The amount of damage smoking does to the mouth, teeth and gums is becoming more apparent. Smoking causes problems such as: Dark, blackish stains on teeth, gums and dentures due to the nicotine and tar in cigarettes sitting in the mouth. Beginning as yellow

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Teeth

No Mouthguard No PLAY!

Wearing a custom-fitted mouthguard helps to absorb and spread the impact of a blow to the face. The Australian Dental Association (ADA) and Sports Medicine Australia (SMA) have come together to approve a mouthguard policy that all sports clubs can sign up to. This is great news, particularly for parents of sports-crazed kids. Every year

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Jaw pain

Impacted Wisdom Teeth: Is there an infection?

What are wisdom teeth? Wisdom teeth are the four final teeth to erupt, located at the back of the mouth. They may never come out of the gums. Development of wisdom teeth may begin anytime during the teenage years or the mid-twenties. What are impacted wisdom teeth? Wisdom teeth can be blocked or trapped by

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Cleaning

A Guide to Brushing Your Teeth

Brushing Properly Place your toothbrush at a 45°angle along the gum line. Put a pea-sized amount of toothpaste on the brush head. Using gentle, circular motions, brush the inside and outside surface of each tooth. Use light back and forth motions on the chewing surfaces. Brush your tongue to remove odour-causing bacteria. Spit out toothpaste

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Fizzy Drinks and Your Teeth

F Fizzy drinks and other carbonated drinks can cause both dental erosion and tooth decay. Tooth erosion involves the loss of the hard tissue, known as the enamel, from the tooth’s surface through a chemical reaction with acids – many of which are found in carbonated fruit drinks. If left untreated, this erosion can cause

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Craze Lines Vs Cracks

What are craze lines? Over time, teeth can develop tiny cracks on the enamel, the outermost layer of the teeth. These tiny cracks are seen on the teeth as small vertical lines, known as craze lines. Craze lines can become discoloured over time but typically have zero pain associated and do not require treatment, except

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