ADA in the News

  • What you need to know before whitening your teeth

    25 September 2019

    Straight, white teeth have become a beauty ideal in Western culture but before you sign up for whatever at-home DIY whitening your favourite Instagram celeb is pushing, there are some things you might like to know.

  • ADA warns of dangers of DIY teeth-whitening products

    11 September 2019

    Australian dentists have said they are worried by the number of people coming to them with chemical burns and ulcers after using teeth-whitening products they saw being spruiked by celebrities and influencers online.

  • What to eat (and avoid) for healthy teeth

    14 August 2019

    The ADA's Oral Health Promoter Dr Mikaela Chinotti suggests limiting sugary and sticky, chewy foods and snacking while preferencing water, milk and cheese.

  • Are your teeth-cleaning habits doing more harm than good?

    8 August 2019

    As part of Dental Health Week, the ADA's Oral Health Promoter, Dr Mikaela Chinotti appeared on "Sunrise" to talk about brushing and flossing, and how what you eat and drinks affects your oral health. (Photo: courtesy Sunrise)

  • Why charcoal toothpaste may not be as good as you think

    7 August 2019

    Dentists such as ADA Queensland's Dr Norah Ayad and the ADA's Oral Health Promoter Dr Mikaela Chinotti have pointed to the abrasive nature of these products and their lack of fluoride as among the areas of concern.

  • It doesn't take much to keep your teeth and gums healthy for life

    7 August 2019

    Speaking about Dental Health Week 2019, the ADA Tasmania's Dr Nilsson said keeping teeth and gums healthy was something most children and adults could do without a lot of effort.

  • ADA warns of dangers of DIY teeth-whitening products

    5 August 2019

    Dentists such as Dr Norah Ayad and Dr Mikaela Chinotti are worried by the number of people presenting with chemical burns and ulcers after using teeth-whitening products spruiked by celebrities and influencers online.

  • Talkback radio: The best and worst dental experiences

    5 August 2019

    ADA dentist and oral health promoter Dr Mikaela Chinotti and ADAVB's Dr Matthew Hopcraft discuss all things dentistry with ABC's Life Matters including how to make a dental appointment more enjoyable.

  • Is chewing gum good for your teeth?

    15 July 2019

    Chewing of any kind increases the production of saliva, which protects your teeth by keeping them clean and by helping to strengthen the enamel, says ADA Professor Laurence Walsh from U of Q School of Dentistry.

  • Dr Sharonne Zaks - Not your average dentist

    15 July 2019

    Featured at this year's Australian Dental Congress, ADA member Dr Sharonne Zaks has been interviewed for the ABC's Conversations podcast, speaking about her groundbreaking work with patients who've experienced trauma.