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January 22, 2018

Dental Hygiene – why it’s more important than ever

We all know we should brush and floss regularly to maintain healthy teeth and gums. What you may not know however, is that recent studies have linked periodontal disease with an elevated risk of cognitive decline and cardiovascular disease, creating even more reason to maintain good dental hygiene. Researchers have discovered that people with periodontal disease ...

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January 8, 2018

Improve your smile without braces

A recent study by the Australian Society of Orthodontists found that almost half (46%) of Australians would choose to ‘change’ the appearance of their teeth over any other facial feature. Braces are the most popular and often necessary way to produce a perfect smile. However, braces have changed over the past decade and more options are now also available to ...

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October 5, 2017

Protect your teeth from acid erosion

  Tooth enamel is the hardest substance in our bodies and forms a protective coating of our teeth. However, at only a couple of millimetres in thickness, it is prone to damage and erosion. Every time you eat or drink anything acidic, the enamel is softened and loses some of its mineral content. Our saliva acts to neutralise acid and protect enamel, however ...

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September 28, 2017

Replacing a missing tooth

  Tooth loss can occur for a variety of reasons - congenital absence, trauma, dental disease, as well as damage or failure of the tooth support system. It is not uncommon for a tooth or teeth to be congenitally absent - in most cases the primary (baby) tooth is present but there is no successor (permanent tooth) to replace it. Where trauma has occurred, ...

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September 21, 2017

Is my Child too Young to Treat?

  The Australian Society of Orthodontists (ASO) recommends children first see a registered specialist Orthodontist for an assessment between 8 and 10 years of age. In some cases, there are benefits to seeing child patients from as young as just three years. Surprisingly, many orthodontic issues can be identified in a child’s preschool years. How ...

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August 28, 2017

Adult Orthodontics & Braces

  Historically, we associated braces with teenagers. Those more awkward developmental years are plagued with “corrective” techniques to help produce the best outcomes in maturing young adults - ensuring they have a healthy diet and physical activity as well as emotional support are just the tip of the iceberg. As adults, the growth slows and we fit ...

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March 23, 2015

Architectural Awards

Whyte Orthodontics began with practices in Ashgrove, Coorparoo, Thornlands and central Queensland. An opportunity arose to re-develop the iconic party shop on Musgrave Rd, Red Hill and transform the building into a first class Orthodontic practice. The redevelopment has been well received and the building has been named as a finalist in the Brisbane Architect’s ...

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April 2, 2014

More from Dr Whyte

Dr Whyte lectures annually at International conferences and will be presenting a paper in Noumea through cutting edge Dentistry. www.cuttingedgedentistry.com.au Dr Whyte also has a relationship with the centre for Advanced Material Processing and Manufacturing at the University of Queensland as an Associate Fellow. ampam.mechmining.uq.edu.au

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