Common Questions

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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Sustainable Oral Health Care

This article has been provided for use by the Australian Dental Association and the original article can be found here. Shepherds Hill Dental Center, under the driven guidance of Dr Jasper Lee, continue to make conscious and dedicated strides toward a carbon-neutral and sustainable practice. If you are brushing your teeth two times per day as recommended by…

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Teeth Whitening

This article has been provided for use by the Australian Dental Association and the original article can be found here. Teeth whitening is the process of lightening the colour of the teeth. This treatment is best performed by a dental professional, such as a dentist, dental hygienist or oral health therapist. What is teeth whitening?…

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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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Why are abrasive ingredients added to toothpaste?

This article has been provided for use by the Australian Dental Association and the original article can be found here. To get the best results when you brush your teeth, toothpastes contain ingredients called abrasives. These ingredients are added to help with cleaning the teeth and removing stains. This article looks at how toothpaste abrasives…

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Practice Update – South Australian Border re-opening November 2021

Hello patients and friends of Shepherds Hill Dental Centre, Following the borders opening in South Australia on the 23rd of November, Shepherds Hill Dental will be undertaking a number of extra steps to ensure we continue to look after the well-being of all of our patients. As part of our commitment to adhering to the latest ADA Covid guidelines,…

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Why do I have bad breath?

Why do I have bad breath? Concerns about bad breath are a common query we encounter at SHDC.  Often patients become aware of it themselves or are alerted to it by their partner or friends.  It can be an embarrassing condition to talk about, but our dentists and hygienists at SHDC will be happy to…

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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 my wisdom teeth out?

Do I need my wisdom teeth out? Concerns around wisdom teeth are common amongst our teenage and young adult patients.  Wisdom teeth, or third molars, usually emerge into the mouth when people are in their late teens to mid-twenties.  Do they always need to be removed? In short, not necessarily.  Some of us are very…

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