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Common Questions

Sugar Substitutes

Sugar Substitutes

This article has been provided for use by the Australian Dental Association and the original article can be found here. It is a common misconception that raw sugar is more natural and therefore more nutritious than brown sugar, but the difference only lies in the manufacturing process. Raw sugar has not been refined as much as brown or…

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Understanding Sugar

This article has been provided for use by the Australian Dental Association and the original article can be found here. Sugar is one of the biggest factors that can contribute to the development of tooth decay. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends adults consume only six or less teaspoons (approximately 24 grams) of free sugar…

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Toothpaste Ingredients

This article has been provided for use by the Australian Dental Association and the original article can be found here. A toothpaste is made up of many ingredients, each with their own purpose. Read below about the different ingredients and their purposes. Surfactants Surfactants provide foam during brushing. This helps to spread the toothpaste in…

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Should my child have braces?

Should my child have braces? The question of braces for children is a common one we encounter at SHDC.  The number of children having orthodontic treatment in Australia is growing by the year.  It can be tricky for parents to decide whether their children ought to.  Our dentists at SHDC can help with the planning….

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Dr Jasper Lee, associated dentist showing a young patient how to brush their teeth

Dental Trauma in Children

Dental trauma in children Most parents have experienced at some time or another, the stress of seeing their child knock their teeth and either fracture or loosen them.  Dental trauma in children can be stressful for the child and the parents.  It is important to ascertain the extent of the trauma soon after the incident,…

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My Child has Chalky Teeth

My Child has Chalky Teeth – What do I do? A common concern we see our young patients present with, is chalky teeth.  Parents will often bring their children for a visit with us and express concern about opaque white patches on the child’s teeth, or sensitivity from such patches. Most of the time, the…

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Dr Jasper Lee, associated dentist showing a young patient how to brush their teeth

3 ways to prevent kids tooth decay

Have you read our article Tooth decay in children? It identifies the main reasons for kids tooth decay and the signs to look out for. Continuing this topic, we show you how to reduce your child’s risk of tooth decay.

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Tooth decay is prevalent in children, it is important to prevent kids from eating too much sugar

Tooth decay in children

Sugar is the number one preventable reason for tooth decay in children and other dental problems. A diet that contains a lot of sugar is the main factor contributing to tooth decay in kids but find out what you can do about it.

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