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The pursuit of perfection – should we be whitening our teeth?

When the darlings of Australian TV descend on Melbourne’s Crown Casino for the 2016 Logie Awards we can be assured of a few things: cringe-worthy moments, an appearance from a bemused foreign star, a touch of Hollywood glamour, a few inappropriate gowns, and a sea of glistening pearly whites. If we’re lucky, Lee Lin Chin...

Do you and your teeth really need that sports drink?

If you’ve ever seen an ad for Gatorade or Powerade (of course you have – their presence is ubiquitous), you’d be forgiven for thinking these drinks possess some kind of magic performance enhancing power; a liquid, but legal, steroid so to speak. A cynic might question this. A cynic might be right. Because, when it…

How a dentist can help your sleep apnoea

Not so long ago, sleep was viewed as a weakness. People would throw around cavalier remarks like “oh, I’ll sleep when I’m dead.” But in something of a seismic shift, everyone wants to sleep now. In fact, Ariana Huffington has made sleep her pet project. Yet, imagine if quality sleep was something that eluded you….

Just a spoonful of sugar helps the enamel go down

Mary Poppins may have extolled the virtues of sugar to help the medicine go down, but it would be remiss to follow her advice! You see all that is sugar is not so sweet when it comes to both our dental and physical health. The threat Unbeknownst to many of us, our mouths are battlegrounds…