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Dentist Blog

Toothpaste! Which one is best for me?

Do we need ‘pearly white crystals’ – or is it all marketing spin? One of the most common questions we face as dentists is; “Which toothpaste is the best for me?” When you head to the oral care section at your local supermarket or pharmacy, you are bombarded with so much marketing slogans from “advanced…

Your Guide to Brushing
The Benefits of Brushing Your Teeth  Brushing Most people do not give much thought to the way you brush your teeth, beyond squeezing on some toothpaste and scrubbing from side to side. However, how you brush your teeth,  how frequently you brush, how many minutes you brush for, and the toothbrush you select combined make...
Covid-19 Update
We Are Open And Ready to Help at Haberfield Dental Practice What does Covid-19 change in our Practice As of the 10th May 2020 - Back to General Practice - Lvl 1.  COVID-19 has drastically impacted and changed the way many businesses within Australia and the world operate. Unfortunately, the dental industry is by no...
Your Guide to Flossing
The Benefits of Flossing Your Teeth What Are the Benefits Of Flossing Your Teeth? The regular use of dental floss removes food particles preventing the buildup of plaque, which may lead to calculus. By flossing your teeth, it can brighten them smile by improving the appearance of your gingiva and removing any food particles around your teeth. Thinking about...
Establishing Dental Routine
As we head into the #StayHome phenomenon, it is important to maintain our oral hygiene and overall health routines.  It generally takes 21 days to establish or break a habit, and now with the majority of the world staying home, it's the perfect time to get into a new rhythm.  Our day generally begins with...
Gum Disease

What is Gum Disease? Gum disease is caused by bacteria that is in plaque, a sticky, colourless film that occurs on your teeth.  If the bacteria are not removed through brushing & flossing it can lead to tooth decay & a condition called gingivitis, an early stage of gum (periodontal) disease where the inflammation of…

Diet, diabetes and tooth decay

If you are one of the 1.7 million Australians with diabetes, you may be aware that this disease can complicate a host of problems with your eyes, ear blood vessels, nerves, kidneys and heart. What you may not know is people with diabetes who have irregular blood glucose levels also have a higher risk of…

Facts About Fluoride

What is it, and why is it in our water? For the chemistry nerds out there, fluoride is an ionic form of the element fluorine. By ionic, we mean that the atom has gained a positive or negative charge as a result of the change of the number of electrons in its atomic structure. In…

Snoring: How a Dentist Can Help You Catch some Z’s

The National Sleep Foundation of the United States found that between 30%-50% of the population snore throughout their lifetime. While we are the US, we at Haberfield Dental Practice guess it’s likely the same for Australians, albeit we might snore with a different accent. What is Snoring? Snoring occurs when the tissues of the nose…

What’s more important: Flossing or Brushing?

You’re on the bow of a sinking ship in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Toothbrush and paste in one hand, and dental floss in the other, you make for the nearest life boat. Before you can, the ship splits in two and sinks rapidly. Before plunging into the ocean below, you realise you’ll need…