Focus on: School Lunches

Coming up with healthy, tasty and kid-friendly lunches can be a challenge, as every parent knows. Keeping these lunches tooth-friendly as well can make it even more of a challenge!Be careful of so called health bars, muesli bars, fruit roll-ups and dried fruit as they contain large amounts of concentrated sugar in the form of ra

Gut Health Boosting Drinks and their effect on Oral Health

As health practitioners, we love to hear our patients telling us they are looking after their bodies with diet and exercise. Lately, a lot of our patients have been talking to us about their efforts to improve their gut health. Good gut health can contribute to a stronger immune system, heart and brain health, improved mood and

Dentistry for Coeliacs

The incredible advancement of technology has allowed for many discoveries in health care, resulting in improved understanding of previously unrecognised diseases and eased suffering of countless people. Coeliac Disease is one particular example of this, where people who may have endured unexplained or misdiagnosed symptoms for y

Tooth Erosion: Are you washing away your teeth?

Family Drinking JuiceThese days we are more aware of what we eat and drink and what we feed our children. We are more conscious about eating healthy, natural and nutritious foods and we have cut down on sugary soft drinks and replaced them with sugar free or "diet" drinks and healthy fruit juices and drinks. However, some of the healthiest foods for

Focus On: The Jaw Joint – Clicking, Locking and Pain

The jaw joint (as known as the temporomandibular joint or TMJ) is a very hard working part of our body. It is involved with all aspects of our life – talking, eating, breathing, swallowing and laughing (not to mention grinding, clenching, fingernail or pen chewing....)  The joint can absorb a surprisingly large amount of forc

Focus on: That Sugar Film

With Easter on our doorstep, maintaining a balanced and nutritious diet often hops out the window along with the Easter bunny! The Australian Dental Association (ADA) urges all Australians to watch “That Sugar Film”, which aims to raise awareness of the effects of a high sugar diet on a healthy body. “That Sugar Film”

Focus On: Reflux

Do you, or someone close to you, regularly suffer from heartburn or reflux? Do you regularly use antacids? You may have a condition called Gastro Oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD). What is GORD? Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD) is a digestive condition affecting the lower ring of muscle that acts as a valve connecting the

Focus On: Diets and Your Mouth

weight watchHave you started a diet as part of your New Year’s Resolutions? The holidays are traditionally a time to relax. We all eat more and exercise less. It is surprisingly easy to put on weight – more so as we get older.  Research undertaken by the Australian Bureau of Statistics reveals that 63% of Australian adults over 18 year

Focus on: Children’s Dental Health

Dental decay is the most common infectious disease currently experienced by Australian children.  Dental decay is a preventable condition however, by the age of six, over half of all Australian children will have at least one decayed tooth.  Infection and toothache caused by dental decay is presently the second most co