Bad teeth? You can't blame tooth decay on your genes
Posted on Wednesday September 13, 2017


If you're a frequent visitor to the dentist's chair, you may think you inherited bad teeth from your parents, but a new study of Australian twins shows you can't blame your genes for tooth decay.


Wire from dental braces worn 10 years ago removed from woman's bowel
Posted on Monday August 07, 2017


Surgeons remove a piece of orthodontic wire from a Perth woman's abdomen, 10 years after she stopped wearing braces. WARNING: This story contains surgical images.


Sugar to blame for rising dental issues in babies
Posted on Tuesday July 18, 2017


South Australian babies and young children are increasingly needing treatment in hospital for dental issues, and sugary foods and drinks — as well as a lack of brushing — are being blamed by experts.


Should we keep adding fluoride to our drinking water?
Posted on Wednesday July 12, 2017


Most Australian towns have fluoride added to the water — but one council in northern Tasmania is pushing to give towns a vote on whether or not to have it added.


Will making your own toothpaste really put a smile on your face?
Posted on Tuesday July 04, 2017


If you're trying to avoid plastic this July, perhaps you've considered making your own toothpaste. If so, here are some things you need to consider before you get started.