On average children will catch 6 to 8 colds per year, with adults catching 2 to 4 colds per year. These symptoms can last for a week or two, and can include fatigue, a runny nose, fever, headache and sore throat. When there are around 200 different kinds of viruses that cause the ‘common cold’,…

Knowing about STIs is an important part of being responsible for your sexual health, the old saying what you don’t know can’t hurt you simply doesn’t apply here so let’s set aside the STI stigma and continue the conversation starting with Herpes.  Genital Herpes, more commonly known simply as Herpes is a viral infection. Most…

Cold and flu season is well and truly upon us. As the temperature continues to drop the chances of contracting a cold or the flu increase. For most this means curling up with a lemon tea, some tissues and an endless supply of TV shows to get us through. However, for the more vulnerable populations like the…

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…

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…