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Can you eat after having a root canal?

Choose soft, easy-to-chew foods while you recover from a root canal. Root canal therapy is performed in order to repair teeth that have been severely damaged by decay, trauma or illness. During the procedure, infected, inflamed or dead tooth pulp is removed and the damaged or weakened tooth is often…

What do mandibular advancement splints do?

Mandibular advancement splints (MAS) can be used to manage the effects of sleep apnoea. Obstructive sleep apnoea is a common health concern that can have some serious implications. Some of the most common symptoms include snoring, chronic headaches, daytime fatigue, and a dry mouth upon waking in the morning. If left untreated, the…

What to eat for your oral health


Some foods help to strengthen teeth, while others can cause serious damage. If you are looking for ways to improve your oral health, it is worth considering the role that nutrition plays in the condition of your teeth and gums. Certain foods can help to keep teeth strong, while others…

What causes sleep apnoea?


Obstructive sleep apnoea has a number of possible causes, including excess weight, lifestyle habits and genetic factors. Obstructive sleep apnoea is a serious condition that, if left untreated, can lead to various health complications. While excess weight is the most common cause of the disorder in adults, there are a…

Is sleep apnoea genetic?


Obstructive sleep apnoea is caused by several factors, including genetics. Obstructive sleep apnoea is a breathing disorder that occurs when the airways collapse throughout the night during sleep. When the airways collapse, one’s breathing pauses temporarily, which results in less oxygen reaching the brain. If left untreated, the condition can…

What are the signs of sleep apnoea in children?

Sleep apnoea can affect toddlers and children. Obstructive sleep apnoea is a serious condition that can lead to a range of health issues if left untreated. The condition causes involuntary pauses in breathing during sleep when air flow is disrupted. Generally, airflow is stopped because the airway is obstructed in…

Dr McIntosh talks in-depth about sleep-disordered breathing

Listen to Episode 40: David McIntosh, MBBS, PhD, FRACS (ORL) - Part 2 from The Untethered Podcast on Apple Podcasts.

Diagnostic Sleep Studies for Obstructive Sleep Apnoea

It may have been suggested that you have a sleep study done to determine if you have Obstructive Sleep Apnoea, OSA. OSA is a condition where partial or complete obstruction of your airway during sleep causes lack of Oxygen reaching the brain and all other parts of the body. OSA…

How to Detect and Prevent Coronavirus

The global spread of coronavirus has impacted just about everyone in the world, and it has led to significant changes to the way we live our daily lives, how we work, how we socialise and even how the healthcare systems of different countries have had to act. It’s safe to…

Recognising Poor Sleep Quality Factors During Oral Health Evaluations

In this PubMed article, the authors of "Recognizing Poor Sleep Quality Factors During Oral Health Evaluations" look at: "Oral health practitioners routinely perform oral health assessments for the dental patient to determine if oral disease is present. Systemic health is often a contributor to oral health concerns. One area in…

How Home Sleep Study Platforms Work

Wondering what the best sleep tracking device for curing sleep disorders is? It has been said that you can’t fix or improve what you cannot track, and that’s very true for one of the most essential functions in our lives, sleep. Over the last 5 years, we’ve all become well…

Freshen Your Breath: How To Cure Bad Breath

Wondering what causes bad breath, and how to have fresh breath? You’re not alone. Bad breath is a dental issue faced by many people, creating stress and social anxiety for them. It can feel like a problem that they just cannot overcome, but it doesn’t have to be. There are…

Foods and drinks to avoid this Christmas

Foods and drinks to avoid this Christmas

For the sake of your oral health, there are some foods and drinks that you should stay away from this festive season. The festive season is here at last, and there’s no better time to celebrate with family and friends. Whether you’ll be attending parties or hosting your own, there…

Five tips to make your child’s dental visit easier

At Future Dental, we believe that it’s important to bring your child in to see us from a young age. Unfortunately, dental decay is a common issue in children and can have a considerable impact on their overall health. For this reason, we urge our patients to bring their little…

Foods to avoid this Halloween

Don’t forget to take care of your oral health this Halloween. Halloween is fast approaching, and while it should be a fun time for you and your family, it’s important that you don’t forget about your teeth and gums when you snack on seasonal treats. Here’s what to avoid for…

What to look out for when it comes to children and sleep

by David McIntosh at ENT Specialists Australia. Parents - we know that children do not come with an instruction book. We know that you can’t know everything. So we’ve put this list together. It’s a list of things that are NOT normal and should not be ignored when it comes to…

Family Oral Health Tips – Dental Health Week 2019

Here at Future Dental, we are promoting Dental Health Week 2019 by providing our patients with essential oral health tips and tricks. The best thing for your oral health is to have your natural teeth for life. We know that prevention is always better than a cure and for this…

Top tips for cleaner teeth

Have you ever wondered what you can do to keep your teeth clean throughout the day? Clean teeth are healthy teeth, and there are a number of ways you can keep yours free from bacteria and food particles. Here are our top tips for keeping your smile sparkling… Avoid sugary…

How to maintain your oral health

Prevention is key when it comes to taking proper care of your oral health. The June holidays are here! Take the opportunity to reassess your health by coming in to see us for a dental check-up, stocking up on the best oral hygiene products, and getting the treatment you need.…

What’s the deal with low medical insurance rebates?

Medical funds often give back low rebates — find out why this is the case. Are you often confused by the rebate amount you receive when you make a claim with your medical insurer? If you have what is often known as ‘extras’ cover (your fund may officially call it…

5 foods and drinks to avoid after a whitening treatment

Want your whitening treatment to last? Avoid these foods and drinks after treatment. Although a whitening treatment will leave your smile white and bright, following the procedure, your teeth will be more porous than before. This means that they can absorb pigment from foods and drinks quite easily. To really…

The effect of mouthbreathing on overall health


We all breathe through our mouths from time to time — when we’re congested as a result of allergies or a cold, or when we’re doing vigorous exercise, for example — and that’s completely normal. Mouth breathing can, however, cause a range of problems if you do it all the…

5 habits that could be affecting your oral health

5 Habits

Even if you follow good oral hygiene habits, there may be lifestyle factors that are affecting your teeth and gums. Find out if any of your habits could be detrimental to your oral health … You eat too much sugar It’s no secret that sugar is an unhealthy choice when…

Have you heard about smile right payment plans?

We understand that quality dental care can often require a large financial investment. Dental issues can arise at the most inconvenient times, and we know that unexpected treatments can impact on your budget. But, we have good news! We now offer Smile Right, a range of simple payment plans that…

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Future Dental would like to advise all of our valued clients and friends that we are taking a much needed break over Xmas. We hope you enjoy the festive season also, and please stay safe.
We look forward to seeing you all in the new year.
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Thursday 24/12/20 – Sunday 3/1/21 inclusive
Re-opening on Monday 4/1/21
Merry Christmas and here's to a happier 2021.
Best wishes to all from Bob and the Future Dental team.
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Did you know you’re at more risk of cracking teeth with those old silver “Amalgam” fillings? Talk to us about amalgam replacement!
The wait is over! You don’t have to wait weeks for your crowns, talk to us about E4D crowns and One Visit Crowns
Did you know? Untreated Obstructive Sleep Apnoea can increase risk of serious health problems like heart attack and stroke
FACT - Dry mouth leaves you at risk of decay, and we can help with your dry mouth.
Lip and Tongue Tie can affect your baby’s growth and development, come and see Dr Bob about how we can help.
Did you know regular efficient flossing keeps not just your teeth, but your gums healthy too? Talk to us about Dental Hygiene
FACT – sometimes migraines are caused by grinding your teeth! Talk to us about Occlusal Therapy and Migraine Treatment and Therapeutic Injectables
Teeth Whitening has never been so easy! Ask us why.
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