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Mouth breathing while sleeping increases caries risk Feb 10, 2016 | News Australia & New Zealand

Mouth breathing while sleeping increases caries risk

DUNEDIN, New Zealand: People who breathe through their mouth rather than their nose while sleeping may have an increased risk of tooth decay, findings from the University of Otago suggest. In the study, mouth breathing during sleep was linked to a more acidic oral environment, which is considered to promote tooth enamel erosion and caries.

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Study explores dentists’ views on teledentistry Feb 2, 2016 | News Australia & New Zealand

Study explores dentists’ views on teledentistry

PERTH, Australia: Although teledentistry has shown to be a valuable addition to regular dental services in pilot programmes in remote and underserved areas, ...

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Introducing Grin, New Zealand’s first all-natural toothpaste Jan 26, 2016 | News Australia & New Zealand

Introducing Grin, New Zealand’s first all-natural toothpaste

AUCKLAND, New Zealand: Using the benefits of locally sourced all-natural ingredients, such as propolis, manuka oil and organic sea salt, while avoiding ...

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ADX16: More than 140 exhibitors confirm participation Jan 20, 2016 | News Australia & New Zealand

ADX16: More than 140 exhibitors confirm participation

SYDNEY, Australia: ADX is Australia’s largest dental exhibition. For the 2016 show, which takes place from 18 to 20 March in Sydney, over 140 exhibitors ...

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Over 95 per cent of Aboriginal adults have dental caries Jan 18, 2016 | News Australia & New Zealand

Over 95 per cent of Aboriginal adults have dental caries

ADELAIDE & SYDNEY, Australia: Oral diseases, particularly dental caries and periodontal disease, are a significant and costly burden to the Australian public. Although it is known that there are greater levels of oral disease among Aboriginal people, few studies have examined dental caries experience in this ethnic group to date. New research has now shown that the vast majority of Aboriginal adults suffer from the condition.

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Only half of New Zealand adults visit dentist Jan 6, 2016 | News Australia & New Zealand

Only half of New Zealand adults visit dentist

WELLINGTON, New Zealand: The Ministry of Health has presented the latest findings from the New Zealand Health Survey. The report found that only 48 per cent of all adults with natural teeth visited a dental professional in the past 12 months. In addition, it shows that the majority of adults living in deprived areas only visit a dental professional for problems.

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Brisbane dental students run volunteer clinic in indigenous community Dec 24, 2015 | News Australia & New Zealand

Brisbane dental students run volunteer clinic in indigenous community

BRISBANE, Australia: The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community in Cherbourg, South-East Queensland has been lacking access to a dentist for several years—the closest dental clinic is an hour away and has a waiting list of over two years. In order to provide the indigenous community with vital oral health services, Michael Baker, a final year dental student at Griffith University in Brisbane, and a group of his fellow students visit Cherbourg regularly to run dental clinics at the ...

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Traditional treatment of tooth decay is outdated, Australian study finds Dec 15, 2015 | News Australia & New Zealand

Traditional treatment of tooth decay is outdated, Australian study finds

SYDNEY, Australia: Researchers from the University of Sydney have found that tooth decay can be stopped, reversed and prevented without the traditional “drill and fill” approach that has dominated dental care for decades. Acknowledging the outcomes of the seven-year study, the researchers called for a general shift towards preventive measures in early caries treatment.

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Training dentists to identify signs of domestic violence Dec 14, 2015 | News Australia & New Zealand

Training dentists to identify signs of domestic violence

MELBOURNE, Australia: At the “Where the Mind Meets the Mouth” conference that took place on 27 and 28 November in Richmond, psychiatrist Dr Manjula O'Connor emphasised the role of dentists as first responders to family violence. As women with facial injuries and broken teeth are often more likely to seek dental treatment rather than see a doctor, the expert called for increased training to help dental professionals support women in crisis.

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Organic health care range to fight superbugs Dec 11, 2015 | News Australia & New Zealand

Organic health care range to fight superbugs

MELBOURNE, Australia: An Australian start-up has introduced a new antimicrobial product line that could benefit personnel in the health care sector who regularly need to use disinfectants. The range of topical lotions and washes is made from two naturally occurring oils from tea-tree and flaxseed plants that have been shown to fight both resistance and infection.

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World Oral Health Day

World Oral Health Day

World Oral Health Day was celebrated throughout the world on 20 March 2016. The campaign includes a wide range of awareness-raising activities organised ...

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Digital dentistry

Digital dentistry

Digital technology is one of the fastest-growing market segments in dentistry.

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Orthodontics

Orthodontics

Orthodontics is in constant motion. New brackets and bands, new techniques and treatments, new ways to treat and diagnose patients emerge constantly.

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Aussie study finds sugar-free sweets and drinks dangerous for teeth Dec 2, 2015 | News Australia & New Zealand

Aussie study finds sugar-free sweets and drinks dangerous for teeth

MELBOURNE, Australia: Although consumers are becoming increasingly health conscious in their choice of beverages and confectionery, sugar-free substitutes ...

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British dentist couple die in New Zealand helicopter crash Nov 25, 2015 | News Australia & New Zealand

British dentist couple die in New Zealand helicopter crash

WELLINGTON, New Zealand: Last Saturday, the wreck of a helicopter was found in a crevasse on Fox Glacier, a glacier on the west coast of New Zealand’s ...

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