ADA in the News

  • Aust. betel nut boom has experts warning of devastating health impacts

    4 February 2020

    Health experts are warning about the devastating consequences of chewing an illegal tropical nut with dentists across Australia reporting an alarming spike in oral cancer symptoms associated with the product.

  • Illegal tropical nut leaving addicted immigrants with gaping facial wounds

    4 February 2020

    An illegal tropic nut as addictive as cigarettes and coffee is leaving heavy users with rotting teeth and gaping wounds in their faces, says the Australian Dental Association.

  • Are electric toothbrushes better for your teeth than manual ones?

    31 January 2020

    With correct brushing technique, you can achieve optimal results with both manual and electric toothbrushes, says Peter Alldritt, consultant to the Australian Dental Association's Oral Health Committee.

  • Sugar warning

    28 January 2020

    ADAWA and Cancer Council Western Australia have united to call for tougher restrictions on the sale and promotion of sugary drinks to children.

  • DIY dentistry - is it safe?

    16 October 2019

    Cosmetic dental quick fixes may sound appealing but ADA President Dr Carmelo Bonanno is warning of the danger of at-home kits which carry the risk of maligned teeth, receding gums and issues with pain management.

  • 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.