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Tips to brushing your teeth properly.

Woman Brushing Teeth | Fairfield Dentist

How you brush:

Bacteria isn't progressive until a certain stage of maturity which researches have found to be after 12 hours. The circular motion of brushing helps to get all of the sticky bacteria off the teeth surfaces. Scrubbing will not help as much as a circular motion will, as it will also damage your gum. These bacteria demineralize the teeth, leaving holes (cavities/decay) in the enamel. Remember to brush for 2 minutes, morning and before you go to sleep.
TIP: Electric Toothbrushes are helpful as they have a smaller head, making it easier to reach hard and awkward sports, like wisdom teeth etc.

Using toothpaste with fluoride

Fluoride ...

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How Your Child Can Benefit from Fissure Sealants

Children | Children's Dentist Fairfield and Bayside

It’s important to emphasise good oral health care habits in your children with proper brushing and flossing, but another way to help prevent cavities is with dental sealants. Sealants are essentially a thin coating that we brush onto the teeth to help prevent cavities from forming. This affordable procedure is simple and can go a long way in preventing tooth decay from taking hold.

At our Bayside and Fairfield, VIC dental clinics, we recommend fissure sealants for most children—and some adults—as part of their preventive dental care programme.

The Benefits of Fissure Sealants

Fissure sealants work by protecting the natural grooves that are present in back molars. These areas of the tooth’s ...

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Gum disease linked to Pancreatic Cancer

Previously, researchers have found that diabetes is linked with gum disease and pancreatic issues. However, it has recently been found that the bacteria in your mouth that is associated with gum disease, increases the risk of pancreatic cancer by 59%. Roughly 3,000 Australians, are taken by Pancreatic cancer annually. This is a serious disease, as it does not have a high survival rate.

Signs and symptoms of gum disease include
- Bad breath
- Gum Abscess (sore gums)
- Swollen gums (bright red)
- Receding gums (sensitivity)
- Loose teeth or tooth loss (mobility)
- Bleeding gums when brushing

If you suspect that you may have gum disease, it is a good ...

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Child Safety Awareness Program

Sparkle Dental Care Fairfield have been proud sponsors of the Child Safety Awareness Program through the Academy School Books for some of the local primary schools within the Fairfield and surrounding areas. Sparkle Dental Care Fairfield has been supporting this program for a number of years now where we have a feature of a cartoon promoting dental health in the primary school children's homework exercise books.

The exercise books are designed to promote child safety, awareness, health, environment and bullying issues with fun cartoon caricatures. For more information about the Academy School Books and their awareness messages, please visit www.academyschoolbooks.com.au

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Ways to reduce sugar intake during these upcoming school holidays!

While all kids love school holidays for the fact that they can sleep in, hang out with friends, eat at any time of the day, play games etc. are kids having too much sugar during the holidays?

Here are some tips to reduce sugar intake these holidays.

 

Buy plain yoghurt – Yoghurt is a great snack to buy as it keeps bones and teeth strong. However, in lots of yoghurts, there is a lot of added sugar. Buying plain yoghurt is helpful as it has little added sugars!

 

Buy sauces with minimal added sugar – Sauces such as ketchup, BBQ sauce etc have many added sugars and preservatives. Buying sauces with less sugar ...

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WORLD NO TOBACCO DAY (WNTD)

WORLD NO TOBACCO DAY (WNTD)
World No Tobacco Day is noticed world wide every year on the 31st of May. It's goal is to help people understand the negative effects that tobacco has on an individual's health. Currently, tobacco is responsible for 6 million deaths each year world wide, and 19,000 just in Australia, including second ...

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How often should you change your toothbrush?

Starting to fray? Throw it away!

You should change your toothbrush every 2-3 months or once it starts to fray. This is because once the bristles begin to fray, it loses it's effectiveness to clean in between and around the teeth properly. This then leaves you with an unclean feeling, leaving unwanted bacteria around the mouth which increases the risk of developing cavities and gum disease.

It is also recommended to change your toothbrush after being sick with a cold/flu as sometimes bacteria can hide in the bristles leading to reinfection.

Don't forget to use soft bristles or an electric toothbrush to take extra care of your teeth and gums!

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