Category Archives: Patient Information/Education

Alcohol containing mouthwash and risk of Oral Cancer and tooth enamel loss

At Arrawatta Dental Centre we have never been big proponents of over the counter mouthwashes since they contain alcohol as their main ingredient. There is as much as 26% alcohol content which equates to a 52 proof alcoholic drink.  Most … Continue reading

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Straight teeth with Invisalign Invisible Braces

Our smile is a huge part of what you give the world every single day, and that’s the reason why using a nice smile is really essential. If you’re such as many, you most likely possess a tooth or even … Continue reading

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Interview: “A bite inflicted by a human can have serious health implications”

  by Daniel Zimmermann, DTI Republished courtesy of dental tribune online Urugayan football player Luis Suárez bit an Italian defender during a World Cup match in Brazil. (Photograph: AGIF/Shutterstock) In Brazil, 32 football teams from around the globe are competing … Continue reading

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Increased incidence of decay among children

Many of us are used to routinely taking our children to the dentist and not being overly concerned about the dentist finding rampant cavities. The trend of decreasing tooth decay among children and young adults has been with us since … Continue reading

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The Medicare Child Dental Benefit Schedule

The Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) is a new Government funded Medicare program which commenced on the 1st of January 2014.  The Schedule will provide eligible children, aged 2-17 years, with up to $1000 in benefits for basic dental services with … Continue reading

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METAL AMALGAM RESTORATIONS: A DANGER?

One of the most frequently asked question in our practice relates to the question of silver amalgam as a restorative material. Should it still be used? Should all my existing amalgam restorations be replaced? Are my existing filling safe and … Continue reading

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Summer Whitening Promotion

Our patients often ask us for advice on how to whiten their teeth efficiently and safely. The question often arises as to which option is best: Custom trays made in the dental office with Dentist diagnosed bleaching agent or the … Continue reading

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Neuromuscular Performance Mouthguard On June’s 2012 AFL Football Record

We recently managed to get a mention in the Round 12 , June 2012 edition of the AFL football record. The article call written by AFL reporter, Callum Twomey, who did an impressive job in sifting through lots of scientific and clinical information to produce … Continue reading

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Performance Mouthguards

Is there a difference between performance and optimum performance? Of course there is! A split-second faster, a step quicker, an inch higher, a bit more flexibility, a little stronger can make all the difference in your game. Athletes are always … Continue reading

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