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How to Brush Teeth Video

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How to Floss Teeth Video

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Watch Your Mouth

The theme for Dental Health Week is “Watch Your Mouth!” Not just your teeth, not just your gums, your whole mouth. Here are some tips from the Australia Dental Association (ADA) to help you care for your whole mouth. How Long Should You Brush For?   If you’re like most people, you probably don’t give […]

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How much sugar in your lunchbox?

How Much Sugar is hiding in your child’s lunchbox?  You may be horrified to learn how much sugar is really in your child’s lunchbox. Leederville dental encourages parents to cut the amount of sugar in their children’s lunch boxes. In NSW alone more than 100 children each week are having multiple rotting teeth extracted, filled and […]

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Not All Sugars Are Equal – For Teeth!

What Are Sugars?  You can classify sugars into 2 groups. 1. Intrinsic sugars  (natural sugars)  where sugar is held inside the food molecule in foods like fresh fruits. 2. Extrinsic Sugars or sugars outside of the food cells. Extrinsic sugars can be further broken down into a) milk sugars  & b) non milk sugars. a) […]

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Fitting A Dental Implant

At Leederville Dental the dental implants that we place are similar to all dental implants in that they are made of Titanium.   The brand of dental implant that we place is usually Nobel Biocare – a large international company and producer of the original ‘Branemark’ tooth implant. Implant tooth replacement is a two stage […]

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Are you asleep in IV sedation dentistry?

Many patients now prefer to have more involved procedures under dental IV sedation.  A lot of dental practices use terms such as “sleep dentistry” or “twilight sleep” when talking about IV sedation. This can be confusing, because it suggests that IV sedation involves being put to sleep. In fact patients do not technically fall asleep. […]

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How the Inman Aligner straightens front teeth?

Some frequently asked questions about how the Inman Aligner straightens front teeth. What makes a patient a good Inman Aligner candidate? An adult patient with mild crowding of the four front incisor teeth in the upper or lower jaw.  Are all Inman Aligners the same?  The Inman Aligner is custom made. Impressions (moulds) of your teeth […]

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Dental Health During Pregnancy

There is a misconception from many women that it is unsafe to visit the dentist during pregnancy.  This is not the case, continuing with your dental check up every 6 months is recommended and of course make an appointment if you are are experiencing any dental problems. Hormonal changes during pregnancy alter the way the body […]

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Foods That Help Prevent Tooth Decay

Calcium A prime ingredient for preventing tooth decay, especially for growing children. Dairy is a great source, with choices such as milk, yogurt and cheese. Calcium isn’t hiding in the fat, so skim milk and low-fat yogurt are just as good. Other options are leafy greens such as broccoli and bok-choy, canned fish with bones, […]

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