Fluoride is a natural mineral found in food, plants, air and water. It strengthens teeth against plaque acid attacks which are produced after eating or drinking anything containing sugar.
A mouthguard is a cushioning appliance made of flexible material that fits snugly over the teeth to help prevent injuries to the teeth and mouth.
Plaque, an almost invisible film of bacteria forms daily on everyone’s teeth. If it is not cleaned off thoroughly it can cause tooth decay and gum diseases.
We all enjoy a snack, so it is a good idea to think of snacks as ‘mini meals’. Make these foods part of the overall diet.
Sugary drinks help to make many of life's moments sweeter. But .... having sugary drinks, often or in large amounts, increases the risk of tooth erosion and dental decay...
Our easy-to-understand guide to the correct use of electric toothbrushes.
Managing your blood glucose levels is the key to a healthy mouth.
Today's diet and lifestyle are putting our teeth at risk.
After primary school, the School Dental Service continues to provide free general and preventive dental care across WA for all enrolled students in Years 7–11 or until the age of 17.
There are more than 56 different names for sugar. Sugar gives us energy (kJ), but no nutrients. Too much sugar increases the risk of dental decay, obesity and serious health problems.
Sugar is often hidden in everyday foods and drinks! Eating and drinking TOO MUCH sugar TOO OFTEN can lead to TOOTH DECAY!
Every so often people need more support than the standard soft bristle toothbrush.
Antibiotics are medicines used to treat infections or diseases caused by bacteria.
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It is recommended that you clean between teeth and under the gum line daily with floss.
Brush twice a day with a soft toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste.
Spit don’t rinse.
It can be a very exciting time when children start to lose their first baby teeth. The new adult teeth start to appear in the mouth between 5 to 7 years of age.
Pregnancy is an important time in your life, and a time to take extra care of your teeth and gums.
Sucking is a baby's first instinct and is strongest in the first 12 months then gradually eases. Eventually, they will grow out of the habit, or stop with your encouragement.