Diabetic Living

Diabetic Living

1) What are the most common oral health problems affecting people with diabetes? By far the most common oral health problem associated with diabetes is periodontal (gum disease).  However other oral complications of diabetes include dental decay, dry mouth and burning...

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Nutrition and Dental Erosion

Nosh Magazine

Is your lifestyle putting your “teeth on edge?” Oral health nutrition expert Lindy Sank explains. The first time I heard the term “teeth on edge” was from William Young, a Professor of Oral Medicine. Teeth on Edge was the title...

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Yours Magazine OHAP Expert Q&A

Yours Magazine

Q 1. I read recently that certain medications can damage your teeth. Which ones in particular exacerbate the problem- e.g. are there ingredients that are worse for staining? Yes. There are some medications both prescription and non-prescription that can cause...

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What foods and drinks should you avoid giving to your kids? – Oral Care and Health for Kids

Practical Parenting

1. What drinks are best for oral health and which should I avoid giving to my child? Tap water definitely gets the top billing as the drink of choice to enjoy daily. It’s free, essential for health, contains fluoride that...

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Oral Care and Health for Kids

Practical Parenting

1. How common is tooth decay in young Australian children? Tooth decay is the most common serious childhood disease. By age 5 years, 42% of Australian children have one or more teeth with holes (cavities), or fillings, or teeth that...

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Oral Care and Health for Kids

Practical Parenting

1. How do I stop my child from swallowing toothpaste when we brush? When will he be able to rinse and spit well? These are two very good questions. First of all, there really is no way of preventing a...

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