How Are You Participating in Earth Hour?

On the 30th March, Earth Hour takes place between 8:30 and 9:30pm local time, and it’s the ideal moment to think about our environment. Organised by the World Wide Fund for Nature, it’s especially poignant here in Australia because we have some the world’s most beautiful and iconic wildlife and landscapes. Unfortunately, our biodiversity is under […] Read more

Mar, 04, 2019

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Why More Women Are Choosing Dentistry as a Career

This March we celebrate International Women’s Day and thought it would be the ideal opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women and especially that there are more women dentists than ever before. Traditionally, dentistry was always a male-dominated profession, but the numbers of women training to be dentists have steadily increased over the last decade. […] Read more

Feb, 27, 2019

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Are Hidden Sugars Sabotaging Your Smile?

Some foods are naturally high in sugars, but did you realise sugar is found in many foods where you just wouldn’t expect it? These foods include spaghetti sauce, peanut butter, bread and salad dressing. What’s worse, is that sugar is often in disguise! Some of its aliases include: * Sorbitol * Fructose * High fructose […] Read more

Feb, 27, 2019

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Older Women with Missing Teeth Have a Greater Risk of High Blood Pressure

If you are older and are missing teeth, your risk of blood pressure could be higher, according to a recent study in the US. The long-term study assessed postmenopausal women annually for 17 years and discovered a positive association between hypertension risk or high blood pressure and tooth loss. Postmenopausal women had a 20% higher […] Read more

Feb, 27, 2019

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Signs You Need to See a Dentist

There are lots of signs that could indicate you need to see a dentist. Read on to learn when to pick up the phone to come and see us here at Happy Rock Dental. 1. You Have Dental Pain. Any pain or swelling in your mouth, neck or face needs investigation and can be caused […] Read more

Jan, 28, 2019

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Making Sure You Stay Safe in the Sun

Sunshine is great as it helps us to produce vitamin D so we can absorb calcium more efficiently which is essential for strong and healthy bones and teeth, but it is crucial to sunbathe sensibly. Follow These Tips to Stay Safe in the Sun * When enjoying the sun, ensure you always wear plenty of […] Read more

Jan, 28, 2019

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Why Mouthguards are a Must

If you or anyone else in your family is keen on sports, a well-fitting mouthguard is a must. Unfortunately, every year there are thousands of dental injuries where people will chip, crack or even knock out a tooth. Imagine how upset you’d be if you lost a tooth, or just pause for a moment and […] Read more

Jan, 28, 2019

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How to Have a Healthy Smile This Holiday

With the holiday season well and truly in full swing, it’s easy to ignore your oral health. Be Mindful about the Risk of Snacking Frequent snacking and especially on seasonal treats like Christmas cookies and cakes all increase your risk of tooth decay. Whenever you snack, excess food particles remaining on your tooth surfaces feed […] Read more

Dec, 05, 2018

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Keeping Kids Healthy during School Holidays

School holidays are often packed with fun activities and which unfortunately may include more junk food. It can be a bit of a nightmare when you’re trying to bring your kid up healthily. Follow these simple strategies for keeping your kids healthy over the school holidays. Don’t Buy Unhealthy Food Getting rid of unhealthy food […] Read more

Dec, 05, 2018

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Tooth Tips for Tots

Choosing the right toothpaste and toothbrush for your little one can be confusing, so follow our simple tips. Choosing and Using Toothpaste When selecting your child’s toothpaste, look for the Australian Dental Association (ADA) seal of approval. This means the manufacturer has provided data showing the toothpaste is safe and effective. Other toothpaste brands may […] Read more

Dec, 05, 2018

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