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Teeth, Gums, And Diabetes

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IT MIGHT SEEM LIKE diabetes and oral health have little to do with each other, but this is unfortunately not the case. One of the most common effects of diabetes is, in fact, gum disease, and the two conditions can actually make each other harder to deal with. This is why…


Celebrating Movember: Mens Oral Health Tips

MAINTAINING GOOD ORAL HEALTH is crucial for everyone, but that can mean different things for men than for women. This MOVEMBER we’ve put together a list of concerns men should particularly watch out for, as well as some tips for keeping your teeth and gums clean and healthy! Brush That Charming…


Mouth breathing is NOT normal. Have your child assessed for orthodontics from the age of 7

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WHEN WE PICTURE SOMEONE with braces, we usually picture a teenager with a mouthful of colourful brackets. What we don’t typically picture is orthodontic appliances on younger children. However, interceptive orthodontics can reduce the need for tooth extraction and jaw surgery, correct certain problems as they appear, encourage better facial development, shorten…


Learn the Benefits of Dental Implants

IF YOU HAVE EXPERIENCED TOOTH LOSS, you are not alone. In fact, it is very common for some people to be missing at least one tooth, if not two or three.  Here’s the good news: there are solutions for you. Dental Implants Function Much Like Natural Teeth While there are other…


Making Halloween Healthy For Your Teeth

HALLOWEEN can be a very exciting time for many families and it’s almost here! This holiday sees kids, teens, and even adults consuming far more sugar than they would any other time, coming in second only to Easter. The problem with this is that sugar is the favourite food of the…


Night guard for teeth grinding or “bruxism”

HAVE YOU EVER woken up with a sore jaw, tooth pain, or a headache? These are common symptoms of sleep bruxism, or teeth-grinding. Statistics estimate that 10-15 percent of adults struggle with sleep bruxism, and children can experience it too. Because it happens during sleep, it can be difficult to control or stop. One…


Halloween, Candy, And Your Braces

WE ALL LOVE EATING our favorite candy from time to time, especially around Halloween. But those treats can get tricky for orthodontic patients, because many of the standard goodies are harmful to braces. So how can you safely enjoy your spooky night of fun and sweets? Just follow our guidelines of…


Tips for helping your child trust the dentist

EVEN THOUGH WE ALL know how important it is to go to the dentist, dental anxiety can make many people avoid crucial dental checkups. For some, dental anxiety starts in childhood and lasts a lifetime. How can we help our children start out with a positive mindset towards the dentist so…


The Negative Effects Of Mouth-Breathing

WE ALL KNOW WHAT it’s like to have a cold, with a nose so stuffy that you can’t breathe through it. At times like that, we breathe through our mouths instead, and that’s pretty much how it should work. Mouth-breathing is an emergency backup, not the default. There are many negative…


Tips For Keeping Your Braces Clean

CLEANING OUR TEETH IS a critical task that we should all be doing twice a day. For people with braces, good oral hygiene is even more important, but it can also be more complicated because of all those extra crevices and places where food particles, bacteria, and plaque can hide. Slacking…


INDEPENDENTLY providing the right level of care for dental patients

A recent investigative report conducted by the ABC revealed that dentists working for corporate clinics and health insurers are being incentivised to churn through patients and administer so-called "drill and fill" dentistry, according to industry insiders. Dentistry in Australia is experiencing significant change, unfortunately this is resulting in restrictions on…


Dental Health Week: August 7th – 13th, 2017

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Celebrating Dental Health Week: 2017 Coming up soon in August, we will be visiting local community groups to talk about and raise awareness for Oral Health Promotion. The national topic this year is all about going back to basics, simply reminding everyone about healthy dental habits to consider as a part…


Taking care of your teeth over Easter

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Smile Central offer these 6 tips for maintaining good oral health over the Easter break Easter is a time for family, friends, relaxing and having a good time. Also, chocolate. But since eating chocolate has a bad effect on our oral and overall health; it’s important to only eat it…


The last installment of Danielle’s trip

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Friday, June 17, 2016 Day 14 Today is the last day of seeing patients before homeward bound via Lae. In just 2 weeks, the dental team of (5 practitioners) has treated 243 people and performed well over dental 500 procedures – that's an average of more than 1 per person…


Follow Danielle our Oral Health Therapist / Hygienist on her trip with the YWAM Medical Ship – Week 2

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Continuing on from last weeks journey Danielle has shared with us more updates. Just incase you missed last weeks blog, which you can read here - we will bring you up to speed. Dannielle has joined a team of esteemed medical professionals for 2 weeks to deliver health care to people…


Follow Danielle our Oral Health Therapist / Hygienist on her trip with the YWAM Medical Ship – Week 1

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Please join us in welcoming Anetta back! Anetta is our dental hygienist, she is spending time with us at Smile Central in replace of Danielle who you would usually see but is away on leave with the YWAM Medical Ship. Dannielle has joined a team of esteemed medical professionals for…


Follow Danielle our Oral Health Therapist / Hygienist whilst on the YWAM Medical Ship

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Please join us in following the journey of Danielle, our Oral Health Therapist / Hygienist as she has joined a team of esteemed medical professionals for 2 weeks to deliver health care to people living in remote and rural coastal villages in Papua New Guinea. You can follow the exciting updates…

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