Preventing Problems

Common Questions

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An easy way to diagnose and treat Sleep Apnoea

Over 70% of Australians over 40 suffer from snoring, and for some patients, snoring is an indicator of Obstructive Sleep Apoea. Unfortunately, many cases of sleep apnea are undiagnosed as the referral pathway to get a sleep study is complicated and expensive. Also, many people find the sleep study process uncomfortable and complex. At Shepherds…

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Sleep Apnea

Mandibular Advance Splints Are you waking up tired? Have you been struggling with snoring or tooth grinding? This might be a sign that you have a form of Sleep Disordered Breathing. One of the most common forms is called Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). OSA happens when your airway is partially or completely blocked while you’re…

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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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Do I need a night guard?

Do I need a nightguard? Life through COVID has been hard. Adjusting to life through the pandemic, disruptions to work, school and family life have all had a big impact on us all. Dr Jasper Lee explains:   Dr Jasper Lee, associate dentist explaining an occlusal splint to a patient Did you know that it could... Read More
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Piksters Natural Silk Dental Floss Review

Piksters Natural Silk Dental Floss Review Piksters Natural Silk Dental Floss Sustainability in dental is a tricky thing: as dentists we need to balance what is beneficial for dental health, whilst trying to ensure that we leave the lowest footprint possible. Dr Jasper Lee explains:   My previous attempts at using more natural floss weren't... Read More
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What’s more important: Brushing in the morning or night?

Skipping tooth brushing at night can be tempting if you’re already comfortable on the couch or in bed with Netflix, phone and glass of wine in hand. But having good regular dental habits is key in preventing tooth decay and gum disease. Our family dentist Dr Jasper Lee explains why.   What’s recommended? The Australian…

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