Your temporomandibular joint is the hinge connecting your jaw to the temporal bones of your skull, which are in front of each ear. It lets you move your jaw up and down and side to side, so you can talk, chew, and yawn.
Regular brushing not only keeps your pearly whites smiling bright, but could help to prevent bowel cancer.
The World Health Organisation estimates oral cancer is the eleventh most prevalent cancer in the world. Often associated with smoking, what is alarming is the incidence of oral cancers in non-smokers in Australia - 20% of cases affect non-smokers.
Exactly how many Australians suffer from obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is difficult to tell, but it’s thought that around 9% of women and 25% of men in Australia have clinically significant OSA. As the waist lines of Australians increases, so too does the prevalence of obstructive sleep apnoea and the health issues that come with OSA.
Does your mouth feel dry and sticky when you first wake up in the morning?
Diabetes can lead to health complications such as heart, kidney and eye disease, and can also seriously affect the health of your mouth. Research has shown that people with poor diabetes control are more likely to develop oral infections.
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