Tooth decay is the most common reason why young children aged from five to ten are admitted to hospital.
Because oral health is linked to overall health, dental care needs to be viewed as an integral part of health care.
In addition to saving costs for individuals and our health-care system, facilitating access to dental care would enhance the population’s oral health and potentially help in managing chronic diseases.
Just like our bodies, our teeth succumb to age-related changes. Here are seven ways to keep your teeth healthier for longer.
Tooth decay in children is preventable. Here’s what to focus on.
Affordable and available dental care is crucial to addressing inequality in Australia.
Veneers are coverings usually made of porcelain and stuck over the top of your natural teeth. But their look needs to be balanced with their risks.
Two trucks transport gold ore from Barrick Cowal Gold Mine in New South Wales, Australia.
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A gradual drawdown of gold mining is a critical step towards sustainability.
Apple cider vinegar is said to help with weight loss, heart health, managing cholesterol and blood sugar levels.
Apple cider vinegar is said to help with a wide range of health issues but drinking it every day can have negative effects on your teeth.
Whether it’s morning breath, rotten egg-like breath or garlic breath, here are the causes and solutions.
Those lucky enough to get an appointment often have to wait months for their care.
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Reports have shown 90% of NHS practices are not currently accepting new dental patients.
A national dental care program for low-income Canadians plans to launch coverage for children under age 12 in 2022.
A national dental care program is welcome news, but raises several ‘billion-dollar’ questions about how the program will work and what will be covered. Here are seven principles to guide decisions.
Such an expansive scheme is very expensive. It has been costed at A$77.6 billion over the next decade, funded with new taxes on big corporations and billionaires.
Do you brush for two minutes, with the correct type of brush and toothpaste? Did you know you’re supposed to spit, not rinse after brushing? And that brushing at the wrong time can cause damage?
Today, teens are often seen as troublesome and difficult. Ancient Roman writers also described adolescence as a period of “hooliganism and debauchery.”
Teens across millennia have yearned to explore, try new things and participate in risky behaviours. The key difference, however, seems to be the experience of a rebellion or restlessness.
Stress is one of the main contributing factors.
Your teeth will be better off if you refrain from chomping on ice cubes.
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A dentist explains why this is a habit worth breaking – no matter the cause or the strength of your cravings to keep doing it.
Oral healthcare workers are exposed to disease-causing organisms during dental procedures.
Pre-COVID-19 dentists wore some sort of respiratory protection like examination masks, surgical masks or respirators. COVID-19 has elevated the number of personal protective equipment needed.
The health of your teeth has a major effect on your body.
Cavity-free teeth depend on many factors, and heredity may not be the most important.
A woman walks past a photograph of a smiling woman outside a dental office, in Vancouver, B.C., Aug. 3, 2020.
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Oral health is a key part of overall health, but many Canadians skip dental care due to the cost, resulting in emergency room visits and health issues. It’s time for a dental care plan for all Canadians.
Like rings in tree trunks, the layers of our teeth carry a detailed record of our growth — and reveal lead contamination is common.