10 key oral health facts

Oral health is essential to maintaining general health and well-being. Oral health affects general health by causing considerable pain and suffering and by changing what people eat, their speech and their quality of life and well-being Oral diseases affec

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Mouthguards

A mouthguard is a protective shield worn on upper teeth, protecting teeth and soft tissues during contact sport. Custom-fit mouth guards are tailor made and provide the ideal protection and resilience against dental related injuries. Mouthguards allow for

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World Oral Health Day

World Oral Health Day is a global awareness campaign relating to oral health promotion.  It is important for the public to be reminded of the simple message behind “healthy mouth, healthy body”. The mouth is a mirror to the body, which can often reve

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International Women’s Day

Dr Jess had the privilege of speaking at Home Hill Winery and the University of Tasmania for International Women’s Day! This global day recognises the social, cultural, economic and political achievements of women. Dr Jess was able to share her hard-wor

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Clean up Australia Day Wrap Up

The team at Dental South volunteered to clean up littered items along our local Blackmans Bay Beach over the weekend. According to the 2017 Tasmanian Rubbish Report, 25% of littered items collected from Clean up Australia Day consisted of food wrappers an

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Clean Up Australia Day

Sunday 4th March 3PM Blackmans Bay Beach On Sunday 4th March at 3PM we are participating in Clean Up Australia Day, meeting at Blackmans Bay Beach at the picnic table at the playground. Dr Jess has created a team called “Tidy Teddies” and we would lov

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Happy Chinese New Year!

Happy Chinese New Year to all our patients! Chinese New Year is celebrated for two-three weeks from February 16 with firecrackers, fireworks, visiting relatives, red envelopes with ‘lucky money’, dragon and lion dancing. The Chinese zodiac moves in a

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Australian of the Year awards ceremony!

What a great start to 2018 we have had! Dr Jess has returned from her trip to Canberra at the Australian of the Year Awards. We are extremely proud of her for her hard work behind being a successful business owner of two dental practices but also going ab

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Bamboo toothbrushes

In Australia, we dispose of over 30 million plastic toothbrushes annually, resulting in approximately 1000 tonnes of landfill. Plastic toothbrush handles will not break down in our life time, nor in the lifetime of our children. If our use of plastic cont

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Gum Disease – Do I really need to floss?

Gum disease is the inflammation of gums caused by plaque, a sticky layer of bacteria that accumulates on teeth. Insufficient oral hygiene may lead to plaque hardening up to become calculus, also known as tartar. In the initial stages of gum disease, the g

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Oral side effects of smoking

It is well-known that smoking is detrimental for your oral health, but most people do not understand why. Smoking interferes with the immune system in the oral cavity; making it more susceptible to infection and disturbing the attachment of teeth and soft

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South Hobart Primary School visit

Dr Rochelle had an enjoyable time visiting South Hobart Primary School students providing informative tips on how to look after their oral health. An educational video explained the importance of brushing twice a day, eating healthily and maintaining bi-a

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