ADA in the News

  • 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.

  • Dental care requires federally funded universal system, health experts say

    3 July 2019

    ADA member, Dr Jalal Khan, who takes his mobile clinic to remote communities, is one of the dental experts calling for a public Medicare-style scheme delivered by the Federal Government.

  • Should you share a toothbrush with your partner?

    4 June 2019

    Experts including ADAQ President DR Adrian Frick comment on whether you should share a brush or forgo a night of brushing.

  • Are you brushing your teeth too hard?

    4 June 2019

    Many people think that the harder they scrub their teeth, the better the result will be, but brushing your teeth requires a more delicate approach, says Peter Alldritt, consultant to the ADA's oral health committee.

  • Charcoal toothpaste won't whiten teeth and could actually harm them

    4 June 2019

    A new study has found that charcoal toothpastes don't live up to their whitening claims, and actually carry potential health risks as well as damaging teeth, with the ADA pointing to issues with abrasion as a concern.