Dr. Emma

Here at HIF, we understand how important dental health is to our members and their loved ones. We also know that it can be confusing at times, which is why we're very lucky to have Dr. Emma, our resident dental health expert on hand to answer your questions! Dr. Emma lives in WA and she's a proud mum to her two girls. She has been a practising dentist in Perth for over 10 years, with eight years experience as a dental hygienist prior to that.

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Oral Cancer

Oral Cancer

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Turns out that your regular dental check-ups aren't just about checking for decay and feeling guilty about not flossing, it could actually save your life! We chatted with HIF resident dentist Dr Emma, about the two most common risk factors when it comes to oral cancers. Can you guess what they are?
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Safe Dentistry During Pregnancy

Safe Dentistry During Pregnancy

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Did you know that dental care doesn’t have to stop just because you’re pregnant? According to HIF Blogger and dentist, Dr. Emma, “A common misconception about pregnancy is that you need to avoid visiting your dentist. Nothing could be further from the truth, as your dentist plays an important role in making sure your baby arrives safe, healthy, and stays that way.” With this in mind, Dr. Emma shares her expert knowledge on safe dentistry during pregnancy.

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8 Habits That Can Stain Your Teeth

8 Habits That Can Stain Your Teeth

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We all know how important it is to brush and floss to keep our teeth and gums healthy. But most of us don't think about how our other daily habits can impact the long-term health of our teeth. We chatted with HIF resident dentist Dr Emma, to hear the daily habits that you may not have realised are dulling your pearly whites.

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Caring For Your Teeth as You Get Older

Caring For Your Teeth as You Get Older

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How can you protect your ageing smile? According to dental expert, Dr. Emma, "Gone are the days of false teeth being inevitable. More people are keeping their natural teeth to a much older age, which has presented dentists and their patients with a new set of challenges. There are factors which are unique to the mature mouth, and treating it the same way you did when you were 21 is likely no longer appropriate." In her latest article for HIF Dr. Emma explains some of the changes you can expect to see as your teeth age, and what you can do to keep your teeth in the best shape possible.
 
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Dental Health Week 2018 - Watch Your Mouth

Dental Health Week 2018 - Watch Your Mouth

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This year’s Dental Health Week theme is “Watch Your Mouth” which promotes the importance of brushing and flossing, eating well and seeing your dentist. But, did you know that 65% of Australians haven’t seen a dentist in the last two years? With this alarming statistic in mind, we caught up with Dr. Emma, to chat about never missing a dentist appointment and the common things dentists check for that don't directly involve our teeth.

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What is gingivitis?

What is gingivitis?

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Have your gums ever bled during a scale and clean or even when brushing? There’s a good chance it was gingivitis! According to dental health expert and HIF blogger Dr. Emma, “Well over 90% of the population has experienced some degree of gingivitis”. In this article, Dr. Emma explains what gingivitis is, what causes it and why we should have regular scale and cleans.

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National Dental Checkup

National Dental Checkup

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When was your last dental checkup? According to dental health professional, Dr. Emma, "The entire nation just had theirs, and the results are troubling. Tooth decay is now the most common chronic disease in the country, with the majority of it being entirely preventable. March 2018 saw the release of the Australian Dental Association's Oral Health Tracker. The program is designed to track and improve the oral health of our country as a whole, and it seems we have plenty of room for improvement." With this in mind, we caught up with Dr. Emma to hear her thoughts on the latest findings and her top tips on managing oral health. 
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Oral Health for Busy Lives

Oral Health for Busy Lives

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Is being "too busy" an excuse to neglect your dental health? According to HIF dental health blogger, Dr. Emma, "The answer is no. Being "too busy" has become glamourised in our society. It's seen as a sign of being driven and achieving your best. But being busy isn't always good for your health, and unfortunately it's easy to think "I'll brush properly tomorrow" when you're constantly on the go." With this in mind, we've asked Dr. Emma for her three top tips on how to squeeze effective dental care into our busy day.

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What is a Dental Filling?

What is a Dental Filling?

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Have you ever thought about what happens when you have a filling? According to our resident dental health blogger Dr. Emma, “A filling is one of the most commonly performed dental procedures, but perhaps the most misunderstood. It seems simple, right? There's a hole in a tooth, fill it up with stuff. Well, this isn’t the case – teeth are tricky creatures, and the mouth is an incredibly hostile environment in which to get materials to stick and last. There's a lot that goes into preparing a tooth to be filled, as well as selecting the right material.” In this article, Dr. Emma helps us to understand by detailing her step-by-step procedure when completing a common filling.

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When Was Your Last Dental Check-Up?

When Was Your Last Dental Check-Up?

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When was your last visit to the dentist? If you can't remember then that probably means it's been too long. Seeing your dentist for a just a couple of hours in a single year could mean the difference between advancing dental disease and a clean bill of dental health. According to dental health expert, Dr. Emma, "Early decay is mostly painless and undetectable to the layperson, but can be fixed with remineralising agents or small fillings. Wait until the holes get big, and you're in for bigger fillings which cost more. Consider also the risk of needing more complex treatment like root canal therapy and crowns, and the costs add up fast. In this article, Dr. Emma discusses why a regular check-up should be something you set as a high priority. 

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