07

Apr

2022

Asthma and Oral Health

We mostly think of asthma as a lung disease associated with wheezing, coughing and breathing difficulties. Perhaps, you are one of 2.7. million people in Australia who have it, and if you are, hopefully, you have it under control. If you are one of those people, your Epping Dentist would also like you to consider how your asthma may be impacting your oral health. Hopefully, it isn’t – but if it is, there are things that you can do to minimise that damage. The main avenue of damage comes from having a dry mouth, caused by having less saliva. That can…

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07

Mar

2022

COVID and children’s tooth decay

We finally seem to be coming out of a very long period of up-turned routines and lifestyles. It’s been a challenging time for many families, even apart from the threat of catching COVID and possible death. Your local Epping Dentist knows how children have been impacted by staying at home – they’ve missed their friends, missed lessons in class, and missed seeing other people. They’ve been cooped up inside instead of being outside and physically active. They’ve had to manage home-schooling – or worse, weren’t able to do the home-schooling. They’ve missed all their other activities. Unfortunately, some families may have…

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03

Jan

2022

Sugary drinks and teens

Have your teens got into the habit of having a sports drink after sports training or their weekly sports match? Has celebration come to mean a 1,100 ml slushy for them? Or is being sophisticated mean a 500ml bottle of iced tea? Do they want to down a 600 ml bottle of cola or lemon squash when they are eating out? Your Dentist Epping, the Cancer Council, the Heart Foundation and Diabetes Australia will tell you that these habits are terrible for your teen’s future oral and physical health. The high concentrations of sugar and acid in all these drinks…

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Gum Disease

16

Dec

2021

Diabetes and oral health

There’s another pandemic sweeping the country at present, too – diabetes. You may think of diabetes as an eating disorder, but it is also dangerous for dental disease. The problem is that many people are not aware that they have diabetes – or are at risk of developing it. So, we at your Dentist Epping will tell you some of the oral health signs for possible diabetes. Does brushing or flossing cause your gums to bleed? This can be a sign of early gum disease. Do come to see us if this is the case to ensure you are brushing and…

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12

Nov

2021

Dry mouth in elderly people

Your Epping Dentist would like you to check in with how moist or dry the inside of your mouth seems to be. Perhaps it feels as moist as usual – and that is good. However, it might feel drier than it used to be, that it doesn’t seem to be producing as much saliva as it used to. You might not worry about this, as too much saliva used to be a bit of a problem. Having plenty of saliva in our mouths is very important. It does more than just lubricate the inside of the mouth – it performs several…

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