• October 1, 2019
  • Dr. Catherine-Anne Walsh

Dental Tips for a Healthy Halloween

Halloween is here, which for most children means bags of free lollies  and a chance to build a stockpile of sweets for the summer. No surprise, Halloween can also present parents with a variety of health and safety challenges. Dr Catrina Carroll agrees “It’s OK to eat that candy on Halloween but it’s important to have […]

  • September 9, 2019
  • Dr. Catherine-Anne Walsh

Toothbrush Recycling

Guess what time it is?! Perhaps time to change the head on that electric toothbrush? Can you remember the last time you changed it? Then there is no time like today! What to do with that old head? In an age of everything being recycled, upcycled, re-used and composted, I might feel a bit wasteful […]

  • November 21, 2016
  • Dr. Catherine-Anne Walsh

Sugar – By Christine Fischer-Stoess

Did you know that Dentists have to go to school throughout their careers to maintain their practice licences? I did, because all dental health professionals have to do this. This weekend was the annual NSW ADA meeting, held in Bathurst this time. So, while you were enjoying 30-odd degrees on Friday, Dr. Walsh was in […]

  • October 28, 2016
  • Dr. Catherine-Anne Walsh

Happy Halloween – By Christine Fischer-Stoess

Do you know what this coming Monday is? Aside from the beginning of another work week, it’s Halloween! Will you be getting your Halloween on this year? Sadly, we may not be handing out lollies at the practice but we would love to see your best “trick or treat!” costumes. Now, Monday will be a […]

  • October 7, 2016
  • Dr. Catherine-Anne Walsh

Hello Friday – By Christine Fischer-Stoess

Hello everyone! It’s Friday!! Happy start to the weekend! And my other favorite Friday F word is—Drumroll please—Floss! What did you think I was going to say? I know we give you the constant lecture about the importance of flossing and sometimes it might seem that we really champion the cause (and who are we […]

  • September 6, 2016
  • Dr. Catherine-Anne Walsh

Happy Spring – By Christine Fischer-Stoess

Hello everyone! I’m excited because this week I have just realised that not only is Spring around the corner—it’s here!!  Last Thursday was THE day! In all of my anticipation I may have even missed the official start…. I love Spring, the days get longer, the sun stays out later and I fire up the […]

  • March 2, 2016
  • Dr. Catherine-Anne Walsh

April First – By Christine Fischer-Stoess

Hi Again! So, during a recent marathon of TV watching, I couldn’t help but be reminded by the iSelect guy that health insurance premiums are going up on April 1 (as usual). I also seem to recall a story on the Project from a few weeks back about “junk private health insurance policies”. I have […]

  • February 17, 2016
  • Dr. Catherine-Anne Walsh

Was your New Year Resolution Health?

Oh February. The time of year when I always look for groundhogs, maybe some wilting roses and I have more than one client tell me that their New Year’s resolution has gone the way of the moa. I had a quick Google to see what the top New Year resolutions are, and as I suspected […]

  • December 18, 2014
  • Dr. Catherine-Anne Walsh

All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth…

This Christmas season while we are being jolly and (over)indulge in a few festive treats, we may want to remember, it won’t be just our waist lines taking the hit this Christmas. Throughout the party season we will be increasing our intake of sugar, whether it be through alcohol or sweet foods, so it’s vital we […]

  • November 3, 2014
  • Dr. Catherine-Anne Walsh

And then there were teeth! By Christine Fischer-Stoess

Hello Again! It seemed like this time last year half of our patient population was pregnant, so I wrote a blog on mouth health and pregnancy. This year, babies seem to be falling from the sky (not actually!) but I am receiving a large number of questions about mouth care for little ones. So, in […]

  • September 24, 2013
  • Dr. Catherine-Anne Walsh

Spring time – Slip, Slop, Slap!

So now that it is officially spring, lets talk about some spring cleaning items! Now for the majority of people who grew up in Australia, sunscreen is mandatory year round, not just in the summer. If you are not already wearing sunscreen, there is no day like today to start! In addition to preventing premature […]

  • October 12, 2012
  • Dr. Catherine-Anne Walsh

Diamonds are a girls best friend..The Diamond Clean is a friend to all – By Christine Fischer- Stoess

We are happy to introduce our patients and friends to an electric toothbrush called Sonicare. It is brand-new to our office and we are going to have the Diamond Clean model available at a discounted rate for our patients. It is made by Philips who is a world renowned company for medical devices. For those […]

  • July 24, 2012
  • Dr. Catherine-Anne Walsh

Saliva – it’s more important than you think!

SALIVA…you know, that clear, kind of stringy fluid that seems to be keeping you fastened to your pillow at night should you decide to float away in the middle of some amazing dream… and then no matter how glamorous your awakening, manages to ruin the picture by hanging off the corner of your mouth…That somewhat […]

  • July 22, 2012
  • Dr. Catherine-Anne Walsh

Floss to prevent Erectile Dysfunction – By Christine Fischer-Stoess

I had the pleasure of going to Hobart with my wonderful husband last weekend and I couldn’t help but notice the Prostate Cancer awareness information in the airports. I think it’s a great way to promote awareness. On the topic of ailments reserved for men, there may be a link between erectile dysfunction (ED) and […]

  • July 3, 2012
  • Dr. Catherine-Anne Walsh

Bad breath? May not be as bad as you think…

HALITOSIS: science speak for bad breath. Most of us have experienced it at some time and a few of us may have wondered whether those around us detected the same funky smell we noticed coming from our breath that morning. Well, apparently, people stepping back during conversation or covering their noses is NOT a sign […]

  • April 11, 2012
  • Dr. Catherine-Anne Walsh

Making your family’s dental care more affordable! Part 5: Budget tips

Fees at your dentist are much like the prices in your supermarket, at the hairdresser, at your local cafe. Just like you budget for your groceries, power bills, entertainment, you can also budget for your dental care. The best way to do this is to stop thinking of dental expenses as ‘unknown’, ‘unexpected’ or ‘miscellaneous’ […]

  • December 7, 2011
  • Dr. Catherine-Anne Walsh

Why me? What makes you prone to tooth decay

There are many factors that can cause one’s dental health to deteriorate. Here are some of the most basic causes and contributing factors to tooth decay. PRESENCE OF BACTERIA Tooth decay and gum disease are bacterial infections. They are infectious diseases. This means that bacteria responsible for tooth decay (aka cariogenic bacteria) are transferred to […]

  • July 12, 2011
  • Dr. Catherine-Anne Walsh

Who’s afraid of the big bad dentist? Tips to make you feel better about your next visit

Fear-often described as “the worst of all the emotions”. We all experience it every now and then, we all experience various severities of it, too. Whilst some fear is severely debilitating, rooted in our psychological make up and difficult to overcome without professional help, most people are likely to experience mild fear and apprehension about […]

  • June 8, 2011
  • Dr. Catherine-Anne Walsh

Are your teeth feeling the cold?

I regularly see an ad on TV for a desensitizing toothpaste in which a dentist explains that you “should not give up foods you enjoy”, instead you should just use this toothpaste (I assume, forever) and your problem will not be a problem any more. First, let’s talk about sensitive teeth.  What causes sensitive teeth? […]


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