3 Reasons to Use an Oral Irrigator Instead of String Floss When You Have Braces

You need to make sure you keep prioritising your oral health when you have braces fitted, but it can be very hard and uncomfortable to keep using string floss. That doesn't mean you should give up on cleaning between your teeth – in fact, you should consider using an oral irrigator instead of string floss while you are wearing braces. Here are just three reasons why. 1. Easier to Maneuverer Read More 

Robotic surgery promises better surgical outcomes

Each day, many people gladly entrust their lives to automated machines at work or at home. However, you could be forgiven for getting shocked at the possibility of a robot bearing above you with a scalpel glinting. However, fear not. A surgeon, in fact a highly-trained one, is controlling the robotic surgical system. This article seeks to explain what robotic surgery is all about so that patients can make an informed decision. Read More 

Three Action-Oriented Efforts To Reduce Your Stress For Your STI Test Appointment

In Australia, nearly 86,000 people were diagnosed with chlamydia in 2014, while 1,999 cases were reported for syphilis in the same year. People having unprotected sex with multiple partners can potentially be at risk of developing STIs. If you are sexually active with more than one partner, it pays to get tested every once in a while to ensure that you remain healthy and disease free. Getting tested is nothing to be embarrassed about, so follow these action-oriented efforts to reduce your stress for your next STI test appointment. Read More 

Why Your Dentist Has a Lot to Think About When Removing a Tooth

Did you know that there is a certain art to tooth removal? Many people think that it is just a case of brute force to pull the old tooth and root out of its socket. While this may have been the case decades ago, it is certainly not today. What does the dentist have to think about in addition to simply getting rid of an extra tooth? Just like Snooker? Read More 

How Vascular Surgery Can Be Used To Treat Gangrene

Gangrene is a painful condition caused by poor blood supply, which causes the body's tissue to die.  Gangrene generally begins in the extremities, hands, and feet. If you are diagnosed with gangrene, your GP may refer you to a vascular surgeon for treatment.  But what causes gangrene, how can vascular surgery help and what can you do to prevent a recurrence? Causes and symptoms Gangrene particularly affects people with medical conditions that affect the blood vessels and circulation including: Read More