The reality is our eating habits play a major role in tooth decay, which is a diet related disease. Sugars in the food and drinks we eat are taken up by bacteria, producing acids that attack the outer layer of tooth enamel to cause decay. Our saliva helps our teeth recover from these attacks through…

Pain is something we all experience at one time or another. When we’ve stubbed our toes as kids to when we’ve fallen down stairs as adults, breaking many bones. Acute pain from a serious injury or back pain, stomach pain, nerve pain, arthritic pain; all are common in our communities. Recently, we asked pain professionals…

STIs are still that taboo topic that people don’t want to talk about, but the fact of the matter is STIs can and do happen to people from all walks of life and we need to talk about them more often because the lack of conversation helps support the stigma, the stigma that prevents a…

Dentistry has evolved significantly over time, from pulling a tooth because of cavity to metal and gold fillings to tooth colouring filling materials. Then, porcelain material was introduced as a reliable alternative to fillings in certain cases. As technology has improved, so has the pain control, teeth replacement and teeth straightening options. Melbourne based general…

The idea of cosmetic surgery for children (classed as anyone under 18 years of age) is shocking to many people. They argue that it is not ethical, or moral, or safe. And there certainly are valid arguments on all sides. Let us take, for a moment, a detached view of some of the reasons why…

Pregnancy is a key part of many women’s life. Your dental health before and during the pregnancy can have an effect on your growing child and of course your own dental health. The best treatment is of course prevention, so anyone planning on having children would be well advised to have a full dental check…

It is estimated that nearly half of the Australian population will experience a mental health difficulty at some point during their lifetime. So whatever your background, industry you are in or organisation big or small – this means that you are very likely to either know someone in your workplace, immediate or extended family, or…