Fact Sheets

FACT SHEET: SLEEP APNOEA

Did you know? 40% of adult’s snore regularly. An estimated 1.5 million Australians suffer from sleep disorders and more than half of these have sleep apnoea. More than 85% of patients with clinically significant sleep apnoea have never been diagnosed....

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FACT SHEET: DIABETES AND YOUR TEETH

Did You Know? Diabetes is a common disease among Australians, affecting almost 1.5 million people. The first signs and symptoms of diabetes can occur in the mouth, so paying attention to your oral health can also lead to earlier diagnosis and treatment....

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FACT SHEET: OBESITY

What is Obesity? The World Health Organisation (WHO) defines obesity as an individual's BMI (body mass index) being greater than or equal to 30. BMI = Weight in Kilograms / Height in metres X Height in metres Burden of Obesity in Australia Obesity is a...

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FACT SHEET: SKIN CANCER

Skin Cancer can affect anyone Did you know each year in Australia: Skin cancers account for around 80% of all newly diagnosed cancers. More than 750,000 people are treated for one or more non-melanoma skin cancer. We have the highest incident of skin...

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FACT SHEET: DRY MOUTH

What Causes Dry Mouth? Some Medications including antihistamines and anti-depressants Some medical conditions including Sjögren's Syndrome and diabetes Cancer and Cancer Treatment Increasing age What are the symptoms of dry mouth? For sufferers with a mild condition,...

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FACT SHEET: SMOKING AND YOUR TEETH

Did you know that: The most obvious effect of smoking is the staining and discolouration of teeth, caused by the nicotine and tar in cigarettes. Smoking has also been linked to a decrease of blood flow to the teeth and gums, bone shrinkage, teeth loss, and...

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FACT SHEET: OSTEOPOROSIS

What is Osteoporosis? A disease that makes bones become brittle leading to a higher risk of breaks than in normal bone. It occurs when bones lose minerals, such as calcium, more quickly than the body can replace them, causing a loss of bone thickness (bone...

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