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  • Heart Health Basics for Women

    Heart Health Basics for Women Heart disease is a serious concern for men and women alike. But recent studies reveal that cardiovascular disease affects women’s bodies differently. After decades of being overlooked in heart health research, women are finally getting some attention — and rewriting …

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  • Halloween Ideas For Tooth Care

      With Halloween just around the corner (I know we live in Australia) here are some tips to help prevent dental decay   Choose carefully – avoid sticky lollies that cling to teeth or hard lollies that stay in your mouth for a long time. …

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  • Dry Mouth

      Why do we need saliva? We need a steady flow of saliva to cleanse and keep our mouths moist for digestion of food. If we don’t have enough saliva, our mouths get uncomfortable and dry. Saliva helps to moisten food and makes it easier …

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  • Periodontal Disease and Care

    In Australia today the main reason adults lose teeth is periodontal disease. Identifying the signs and recording the symptoms of gum disease is part of any thorough initial dental examination. A health assessment for your gums is the single most important procedure we may offer …

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  • CSI CEREC Symposium

    Greetings from Sydney where more than a hundred and fifty dentists interested in computerized dentistry have gathered to learn even more about innovations in dental treatment, technology and diagnosis.   Speaking right now is Imtiaz Manji. Next up is CerecDoctor Sameer Puri; right after it’s …

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  • Melbourne Cup 2012

    All work and no losing on horses you’ve never heard of make Pat a dull boy? We work hard to ensure your continuing good dental health and every once in a while, we step out of the office to recharge the batteries. This Melbourne Cup …

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  • Lashings of lashes?

    A few months ago, my optometrist notified me that the time had come for my routine eye examination. Even though I have haven’t ever had any problems with my eyes, I also don’t want to get any problems, and I want to stay healthy, so …

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  • Quintessence 2012

    ON SITE again for another fun-filled two days, at the Sydney Convention Centre, Darling Harbour. This occasion was what must be at least the 4th (if not more-anyone know??) Quintessence International Symposium hosted  by Henry Schein Halas. Interviewing duties were shared by colleague Dr Scott …

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  • We’Hair Unique

    ‘Humans are the only animals who have hair, rather than fur’. So said one of my patients today. Sure, she was quoting from an article by Rebecca Mead in The New Yorker, who was herself quoting an anecdote in a book about the subject of …

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  • What’s THAT?

    ONE of my patients today told me about a large Australian telco that had some call centres in the Philippines. Apparently, Filipino’s speech has a lot more of high-frequency tones than we Aussies typically manage to mumble through the flies, and they operate more in …

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