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13 Sep 2022

The Power of Dentistry: Celebrating the Impact of Dentists on Our Oral Health

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Ladies and gentlemen, brace yourselves! We’re about to embark on a tooth-tickling journey through the wonderful world of dentistry. We’ll be exploring the realms of pearly whites and dental hygiene, where tooth fairies roam free and dentists reign supreme. So grab your toothbrush, and let’s get ready to celebrate our unsung heroes – dentists!

1. How dentists prevent dental disasters

Dentists are like the superheroes of our oral health – swooping in to save us from a life of toothache and bad breath. Using their trusty sidekicks – toothbrushes, dental floss, and mouthwash – they teach us how to fight off the evil plaque monsters and gum disease gremlins that lurk in our mouths. Their arsenal of weapons, including X-rays and fluoride treatments, helps us maintain healthy teeth and gums, ensuring that our smiles are as bright as the Bat-Signal.

2. The incredible importance of dental rendezvous

Now, we all know that a date with the dentist might not be our idea of a good time, but these regular encounters are crucial for keeping our teeth and gums in tip-top shape. They’re like a thorough MOT for our mouths, ensuring that everything’s running smoothly and catching any potential problems before they spiral out of control. Plus, who doesn’t enjoy a good chinwag with their dentist about the latest toothpaste trends?

3. Dentists: the tooth whisperers

Dental pain can be a real pain in the… well, mouth. But fear not, for dentists are the tooth whisperers, taming even the most unruly of toothaches. They’re masters of pain management, armed with an array of magical potions and spells (also known as medications) to ensure that our dental procedures are as comfortable as a hug from a giant teddy bear. They treat the root of the problem (pun intended), so we can go back to living our lives pain-free.

4. The marvellous mouth-body connection

Who would have thought that our mouths held the key to our overall well-being? By keeping our teeth and gums in check, we’re not only avoiding the perils of dental disease, but we’re also keeping the rest of our bodies in good nick. A healthy mouth means a healthy heart, a stroke-free brain, and a diabetes-free life. In short, dentists are like the wizards of oral health, waving their wands to keep us in tiptop shape from head to toe.

5. The terrific tooth transformations

Ever wondered what it’s like to have your teeth transformed by a professional tooth fairy? Well, that’s essentially what dentists do when they give our teeth a good ol’ clean. They rid our mouths of sneaky plaque and tartar, banishing the cavity-causing critters and leaving our teeth gleaming like polished pearls. Professional teeth cleaning is like a day at the spa for our mouths – a much-needed pampering session that leaves our teeth feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.

In conclusion, dentists are the tooth-saving, gum-guarding, pain-relieving heroes we never knew we needed. They ensure our oral health is in mint condition (literally) and that our smiles are dazzling enough to blind oncoming traffic. So, the next time you’re in the dentist’s chair, be sure to thank them for their toothtastic work – and maybe even crack a joke about molars to lighten the mood. After all, they deserve a good laugh too!

30 Aug 2016

The Link Between Obesity and Gum Disease

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If you are looking for dentistry services, it is a little known fact that you are statistically liable to have periodontitis or another form of gum disease. However, there is another predictor of gum disease that has only recently been discovered: obesity.

Marco Peres, a researcher at the University of Adelaide, recently presented the results of his groundbreaking research at the 94th Session and Exhibition, presented by the International Association for Dental Research. His study followed 539 Australians from birth until they reached the age of 31 years. Their overall health, dietary habits and body measurements were all recorded. They were given full periodontal examinations.

The findings indicated that obesity raised the likelihood of mild to moderate to severe gum disease across the board. Subjects were rated by their percentage of excess weight, with the results going “all over the board.”

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15 Aug 2016

Can a New Tax on Sugary Drinks

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When you need an emergency dentist, we try to find out how you ended up with a dental emergency in the first place. Often, we find out that our emergency patients tend to drink a lot of sugary drinks and eat a lot of sugary treats. It is no secret that sugary drinks help cause tooth decay, plaque and gum disease, so this comes as no surprise.

Recently, a Greens Party senator, Senator Richard Di Natale, decided to take matters into his own hands by proposing a 20% tax on all sugary drinks. The proposal is just one of an entire suite of proposals by the Greens, including restrictions on advertising junk food, food tables that are more understandable and financial assistance that can help young people from poor families participate in exercise and sport.

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08 Aug 2016

Go to the Dentist Now, Think Clearly in Old Age?

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If you are one of those people who holds off on dental care until you need an emergency dentist, you may want to read this piece thoroughly and carefully. According to a US publication, the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, your state of oral health now is related to your cognitive well-being later in life.

While researchers caution that more research is needed to fully validate their conclusions, we feel it is more than worthwhile to make this information available to our readers and patients. The link between poor oral health and a plethora of medical problems is not really new. The world-renowned Mayo Clinic has found links between poor oral health and heart disease. For those who have HIV/AIDS or diabetes, oral health problems are even worse because of the body’s compromised ability to fight infection.

As the baby-boomer generation begins to segue into old age, more and more researchers are studying the links between oral health and cognition. Most researchers are now leaning towards a common inflammatory pathway as being the factor that allows poor oral health to affect cognition.

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26 Jul 2016

Dental Health Week 2016

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The theme of this year’s event is Women and Oral Health, and the ADA is encouraging women everywhere to take charge of their oral health during the key phases of their life.

As a member of the dental profession, you play a critical role in educating your patients and the community at large about oral health. Dental Health Week gives you the perfect platform to educate and inform and you’re strongly encouraged to actively promote this week through all the channels at your disposal.

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19 Jul 2016

Oral Supplements to Fight Cavities?

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Whether you need cosmetic dentistry or emergency dentistry, there is usually one common factor: cavities. We know of three ways to minimise the likelihood and severity of cavities: regular effective brushing, regular trips to the dentist and a diet that does not include sugary drinks or sugary snacks.

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could just take a supplement that fights tooth decay? According to a recent study at the University of Florida College of Dentistry in the US, you may be able to do just that someday. A team of researchers at the University, led by Associate Dean Robert Burne, discovered a strain of streptococcus bacteria named A12 that can eradicate the bacteria that cause tooth decay.

A12 uses a different mechanism than previously studied bacteria. They neutralise and actively destroy a bacteria called streptococcus mutans. Streptococcus mutans is a bacteria which converts sugar into lactic acid, which subsequently eats away at your tooth enamel.

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12 Jul 2016

Sugar Sending More To Dentist

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As an emergency dentist in Joondalup, I can say without hesitation or doubt that a majority of preventable dental problems are caused by excessive consumption of sugar. Recently, the University of Sydney conducted a study indicating that it is even worse than the most pessimistic dentists thought it was.

More than half of the Australians in the study consume more than 10% of their daily energy from added sugars, sugars in fruit juice, honey or syrups. 10% is the maximum recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO). The sources of sugar mentioned above are defined by the WHO as “no sugars.”

In adolescents, the numbers are far worse. For those aged 9-13, 76.2% exceeded the WHO maximum sugar intake on a daily basis. From ages 14-18, the number was 75.9%. The data was compiled from more than 8,000 subjects and was collected in 2011-2012 during the most recent Australian Health Survey.

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11 Jul 2016

Dental Health Week is Back

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Dental Health Week is back. One of the main reasons people need an emergency dentist is because they don’t always take care of their oral health. Dental Health Week is a great chance for people to be reminded, once a year, of the importance of taking care of their teeth and gums.

Dental Health Week is celebrated the first full week of August every year. It is produced by the Australian Dental Association (ADA). Every year has a different focus or theme. This year’s theme is Women and Oral Health with a focus on how hormonal changes affect oral health. Dental Health Week will be celebrated on 1-7 August 2016.

If you are female, hormonal changes caused by stages of life such as puberty, pregnancy, menstruation and menopause not only affect the rest of your body but also affect your teeth, gums and mouth. Here are how various stages of life can affect female dental health.

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17 Mar 2016

World Oral Health Day 2016

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On 20 March 2016, we will be celebrating the World Oral Health Day. It will be filled with activities to raise oral care awareness, organised by dentists, dental associations, dental students, as well as corporate partners.

World Oral Health Day 2016 News Bulletin

There is another good news for those who want to participate: the ADA will give away 3 Philips Sonicare toothbrushes. To learn more about how you can win and get more details about the upcoming event, visit the ADA’s Facebook page:

Please call us on (08) 9404 9500 or click here to book an appointment.

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08 Dec 2015

Why ADA Infection Control Guidelines are Important – Dental Implants Perth

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When we provide dental services and Perth dental implant treatments, we want you to always know that we are adhering strictly to the most stringent sanitation standards in the industry to keep you safe. These sanitation standards are mandatory for every dentist across Australia. We would like to give you an idea of what to expect when you walk into our office and why it’s so important.

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