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Dental Hacks For The Busy Lifestyle - ADA Dental Health Week 2017

on August 06, 2017

This year’s Australian Dental Association Dental Health Week focuses on being able to look after our oral health ‘Anywhere, Anytime’. Busyness is the norm for Melbournians. We are always on the lookout for any time or effort-saving hacks, and it’s no different when it comes to teeth.

How does pregnancy affect my teeth?

on January 17, 2016

To kick start a happy healthy 2016 year The Smile Team Balwyn North dentists will be posting answers to some of the most common questions we get.  Our first question leads to a topic that relates to a very exciting stage of life for many of our patients albeit sometimes a nervous time.

How to keep it fresh this Valentine’s Day

on February 14, 2015

According to a Match.com survey of nearly 35,000 men and women, one of the biggest turnoffs on a date is bad breath.  eHarmony.com also names it as one of 3 Dating Deal Breakers by both men and women.  No wonder then that it’s the source of relationship anxiety, and therefore kind of a big deal.

2014 Dental Health Week focuses on Children

on July 27, 2014

The 2014 Dental Health Week from 4-10th of August, supported by the Australian Dental Association is quickly approaching.  It’s always a good opportunity to bring a little added attention to dental care in the general community.  This year’s theme is of dental health on Babies and Toddlers dental health. 

Smile care and sports drinks

on April 27, 2014

In our last blog article we discussed how the amount of sugar in drinks can be surprising.  Sports drinks in addition to having a high sugar content also are acidic, and are taken when the mouth is dehydrated with a lack of water to counter the sugar and acid.  A real triple whammy for teeth.  So what can you do to keep your teeth happy while you reach for your sporting goals?

How sweet is your drink? Sugar and your teeth.

on March 24, 2014

How many teaspoons of sugar are in a can of coke?  Would your guess be 2, 3 or maybe 4?  Would you be surprised if we told you 10?  Let's have a look at the amount of sugar present in some of the most common drinks available.

Money magazine Australia features dental advice from The Smile Team

on June 15, 2009

The well regarded Money Magazine Australia took advice from The Smile Team in guiding readers on the topic of whether Electric Toothbrushes are worthwhile. After weighing up the pros and cons, Money Magazine quoted The Smile Team in summarising "a balanced diet, brushing more thoroughly and flossing daily will make a bigger difference to minimising decay and gum disease than changing to a power toothbrush alone"

What is the best toothpaste? Tips on selecting the right one for you.

on January 16, 2014

Of a big long list of products on your weekly grocery list, your dental care products takes you to the often brightly lit personal care aisle. It's a window into a very strategic and heavily marketed 32 billion dollar worldwide oral care products industry, with new products popping up regularly, plenty of promotions, as well as lots of catchy words and claims.

Power (electric) toothbrushes versus manual toothbrushes

on March 15, 2011


We look at whether you should make the switch

Have you ever wondered whether it's time that you ditched your manual toothbrush for the powered variety featured in the pretty ads? Well, the highly regarded not-for-profit international health care organization The Cochrane Health Group reviewed about 354 research studies on whether you should. Their findings are that it's a good idea, but that the improvement for most people is just going to be modest.