Monthly Archive for: ‘March, 2016’

  • PM confirms he’s considering scrapping children’s dental scheme

    Prime minister Malcolm Turnbull confirmed to parliament late last week that the means-tested Child Dental Benefits Scheme (CDBS) is facing the axe. The scheme, which has been used by around one million children since it was introduced, was failing to live up to expectations the …

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  • Why Is Toothpaste Important?

    Why is toothpaste important you ask? Well, brushing with toothpaste is important for several reasons: First-  Toothpaste and a correct brushing technique work to remove plaque, a sticky, harmful film of bacteria that grows on your teeth that causes cavities, gum disease and eventual tooth …

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  • Mouthguards

    Sporting accidents are one of the most common causes of dental injury. Every year thousands of people, including children, are treated for dental injuries that could have been avoided or minimised by wearing a protective, custom-fitted mouthguard. Why do you need a mouthguard? Damaged or …

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  • Diabetes and oral health

      People with diabetes who have irregular blood glucose levels have a higher risk of tooth problems and gum disease than people without diabetes. This is because they have lowered resistance to infection and may not heal as easily. If you are living with diabetes, …

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