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Are you flossing? Here's the easy way to floss

Thu 18 Jul 2019

This article will explain an easier way to floss that many people have found much simpler (and easier to stick to) than traditional flossing.Flossing your teeth may seem hard - I found traditional flossing with a piece of string too much of a hassle and very hard to maintain regularly, and many...

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7 foods to eat for healthy teeth

Fri 31 May 2019

Does food actually affect the health of your teeth? If it does, how do we take care of those pearly whites? Did you know that oral health problems are the second most expensive disease group to treat each year Australia wide?

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Inspiro's new dental screening dragon gets a name!

Fri 31 May 2019

Inspiro Dental hygienists Brooke and Cathy make up our dental screening team. Brooke and Cathy love visiting schools all around the Yarra Ranges to check children's teeth (find out more about what they do here). 

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What to do for your child with hypomineralisation or low tooth enamel

Thu 30 May 2019

What is hypomineralisation? Hypomineralisation (hypomin), often known as ‘chalky teeth’ is a common condition that affects the enamel of a tooth, usually the first adult molars and the front incisor adult teeth.

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6 food and drink tips from Inspiro dental for healthy teeth

Tue 30 Apr 2019

For healthy teeth, food and drinks should be free of added sugar whenever possible.

Tooth decay is a diet related disease.  Sugars in the food and drinks you consume mix with the bacteria in the in the plaque on your teeth and produce acids. These acids attack the outer layers of the tooth...

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10 easy tips to brush kids' teeth

Tue 30 Apr 2019

It’s 7pm. You’ve barely survived the bewitching hour when the kids are overtired, cranky and can’t concentrate. Perfect. Now for one of the last battles of the day - getting them to brush their teeth. Dealing with the child who won’t open his mouth, or hates toothpaste and gags, or screams at...

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How to protect children's teeth with enamel problems

Tue 1 Jan 2019

Less teeth enamel can occur in children from birth or can develop soon after. Kids with less teeth enamel (hypomineralisation) need special dental care, and diagnosing teeth enamel problems in children at an early age is key to preventing serious teeth problems. Cathy Imperial, Inspiro oral...

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Dental advice, information and tips from Lilydale's largest dental clinic

Fri 28 Dec 2018

Find all of our dental advice and information articles here in the one place.

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9 tips on looking after your dentures and your mouth

Thu 27 Sep 2018

Dentures are moulded to fit to your mouth, but they can feel uncomfortable for a few weeks as you get used to them. A little soreness can be expected as well, but it can be hard to work out if what you're feeling is normal or not.

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5 oral health tips for people with diabetes

Fri 31 Aug 2018

People with diabetes have a greater risk of oral health problems, so it's especially important to manage your oral health. Here are some tips from the dental professionals at Inspiro.

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Make sure your child doesn't miss out on our free school dental program

Fri 17 Aug 2018

 

One of Inspiro's main focus areas for health is prevention. Regular visits to the dentist help prevent tooth decay and help children learn to care for their teeth.  Positive dental experiences and visits to the dentist from an early age sets good habits and reduces fear and avoidance of the...

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Our kinder service helped a family before it was too late

Fri 17 Aug 2018

Jack's story

Jack was at kinder the day Inspiro's dental outreach team visited.  The kids sang songs about brushing their teeth and took turns to hold Rodger Rabbit and the big toothbrush.  It was lots of fun and Jack waited patiently for his turn in the chair while the dentist looked in his...

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Dental Health Week - Preschool awarded for improving the nutrition and oral health of Yarra Junction kids

Thu 9 Aug 2018
The first Early Childhood Service, All Saints Kindergarten in Yarra Junction will receive a Smiles 4 Miles award this week, recognising their fantastic work, improving the oral health and nutrition of some of our youngest community members.  
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Fear of the dentist affects one in seven Aussies!

Thu 9 Aug 2018

Fear of going to the dentist is one of the biggest anxiety disorders and affects about one in seven Australian adults, making it one of the most prevalent anxiety disorders in the country. Avoiding going to dentist or not going regularly can lead to decayed, damaged and missing teeth. 

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69% of preschoolers at risk - Don't wait until it's too late

Thu 26 Jul 2018

Tooth decay is Australia’s most common health problem. Not having your child's teeth checked early can lead to thousands of dollars in costly and potentially scarring repairs.

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The sad state of dental waiting lists - vulnerable Victorian's waiting over 2 years for treatment

Mon 26 Feb 2018

Vulnerable Victorians with shocking dental problems are being forced to wait for up to 48 months to see a public dentist. And the problem is getting worse, Government funding is desperately needed.

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1 in 2 Australian children need fillings before age 5

Thu 22 Jun 2017

Did you know that 48% of Australian children need fillings before the age of 5?  You never want your child to get cavities or need fillings. But shockingly, for many children the situation is much worse than cavities. At Inspiro we are seeing more and more children with advanced tooth decay....

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48% of Australian children get cavities before the age of 5

Wed 14 Jun 2017

Did you know that 48% of Australian children get cavities before the age of 5? And for many children the situation can be far worse than a few fillings. At Inspiro we are seeing more and more children with advanced tooth decay. Many of these children are needing major tooth work such as complete...

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