World Oral Health Day survey exposes oral health myths

On World Oral Health Day, FDI World Dental Federation and the Australian Dental Association (ADA) are recognising how integral oral health is to our over wellbeing by busting the myths around what people around the world believe to be good oral health practices, in the process encouraging Australia to become better informed and take action….

What causes your gums to redden and swell?

The way in which periods may affect your teeth and gums are quite varied. You could find that about three to four days out from the start of your period that you experience increased soreness in your mouth, with your gums swelling and becoming more prone to bleeding. This is caused by increased amounts of…

Can pregnancy increase your risk of tooth decay?

Just like the rest of your body, your teeth, gums and mouth are affected by hormonal changes during pregnancy. You will usually notice changes in the health of your gums around the two month mark. At that point, your gums may bleed easily when you brush or floss, a sign of gum disease commonly known…

Wonder why you’re suffering from dry or burning mouth?

If you’re going through menopause, which most women undergo between the ages of 47 and 55, you may have noticed a pronounced decline in your hormone levels, accompanied by a range of oral health effects including inflamed gums, burning sensations, altered taste sensations and dry mouth. The inflamed gums stem from a condition called menopausal…

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