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World No Tobacco Day Friday 31st May 2019

World No Tobacco Day each year, brings awareness on the use of tobacco products and overall health. What some people don't realise, is that tobacco has a huge effect on your oral health!

The first cultivation of tobacco is thought to have been around 6000 BC, with earliest reports of use amongst indigenous Americans around the first century BC. By the 16th century it was being used worldwide. With 1.3 billion current tobacco users in the world predicted to rise to 1.6 billion by 2030. The effects of tobacco use on the population’s oral health are alarming. The most significant effects of smoking on the oral cavity are: oral ...

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How can pregnancy affect your teeth?

Pregnant Woman | Dentist Fairfield NSW

When you find out that you are pregnant, there are so many things that you need to think of; getting the nursery ready, clothes, nappies, wipes, toys etc… It is understandable that the last thing you would think of is how this pregnancy will affect your teeth!

There is an old wives tale that suggests that a mother loses one tooth for every baby that she has. While your oral health is definitely something you should keep on top of while you are pregnant (and beyond), there is no need to lose teeth whilst pregnant!

As we all know, hormones change throughout the 9 months during pregnancy. These hormone changes make women ...

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