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Oral Candidiasis

Oral candidiasis commonly known as oral thrush is a fungal infection that develops inside the mouth, tongue or throat due to an overgrowth of yeast. There are thousands of microorganisms that live inside our mouths, normally our immune system will use the good microorganisms to keep the bad microorganisms such as candida albicans under control. […]

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Did you know enamel is the hardest substance in the human body?

Each part of a tooth has its own unique function and properties. These parts include: * Enamel: The hardest, white part of the tooth which surrounds the visible part of the tooth. Enamel is mostly composed of strong minerals, including calcium phosphate. * Dentin: The layer underneath the enamel surface and underneath the cementum that […]

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Women’s Health Week

The week is a reminder for women to make their health a priority and build positive health habits for life. The two biggest barriers for women not maintaining a healthy lifestyle is ‘lack of time’ and ‘health not being a priority’. Women’s Health Week is the time to put ourselves first, for just one week, […]

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Sugar

Sugar plays a huge role in the development of cavities. The severity of sugar’s impact on your teeth depends on the amount, type and form of sugar consumed; the amount consumed has less of an impact then how frequently its consumed. Tooth decay is caused by acids which are produced by bacteria in the mouth. […]

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How Often Should You Change Your Toothbrush?

Toothbrushes (or electric toothbrush heads) should be replaced every three to four months. This duration may vary with children as they tend to brush more rigorously than adults. You should also consider replacing your brush sooner if you have been sick or if the bristles become frayed. Clinical research shows that a new toothbrush is […]

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QIP ACCREDITATION

South Yarra Family Dental Care is pleased and excited to announce that we have been awarded with QIP accreditation. we are recognised for maintaining high practice standards and adhering to guidelines and protocols. Congratulations to all our dental practitioners and staff for their efforts.

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Super-foods for your teeth

* Cheese – contains calcium, phosphates and protein; nutrients that help strengthen tooth enamel. * Plain Yogurt – is high in calcium, protein and probiotics. * Leafy Greens – kale and spinach are high in vitamins and minerals. * Almonds – are great source of calcium and protein while being low in sugar. * Celery […]

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AUSTRALIAN CHARTER OF HEALTHCARE RIGHTS

The Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights describes the rights of patients and other people using the Australian health system. These rights are essential to make sure that, wherever and whenever care is provided, it is of high quality and is safe. The Charter recognises that people receiving care and people providing care all have important […]

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6 Tips To Prevent Bad Breath

1. Brush your teeth twice daily for two minutes 2. Brush your tongue 3. Flossing once a day 4. Drink a sufficient amount of water to keep your mouth hydrated 5. Replace your toothbrush every three months 6. Visit you dentist for regular examination. Contact South Yarra Family Dental Care Today • Call us on […]