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Dental Health

Gum Disease: Are You At Risk?

Do your gums bleed when you brush? Do they look puffy or feel tender? They shouldn’t. If they do, you might have gum disease. If neglected or left untreated for too long, gum disease can result in serious and permanent damage to your overall oral health. But more than that, it may also have a detrimental impact on your quality of life, causing pain, discomfort and embarrassment. So, don’t ignore the symptoms.

General Health

Seasonal Hay Fever: Tips to Alleviate the Symptoms

Between the months of August and May, millions of Australians stock up on tissues and antihistamines in preparation for the dreaded pollen onslaught and allergic rhinitis - AKA hay fever. Close to 3 million Australians suffer from the respiratory condition, every year forced to endure months of sneezing, wheezing, watery eyes, nasal congestion, itchy face and sinus pressure. And we haven’t even mentioned the irritability caused by poor sleep patterns and incessant discomfort.

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Eye Health

Tips to minimise digital eye strain

Screens are a permanent fixture in our lives. From staring at our computers at work to binge-watching Netflix series on our laptops, scrolling through social media on our phone, playing Candy Crush on the iPad, even shopping online for our groceries – digital screen consumption is intertwined with our existence. As the amount of time spent in front of screens continues to rise, so too is the prevalence of digital eye strain.

Mental Health

Finding a Psychologist that's right for you

Though it’s not talked about as often as it should be, one in five Australians aged between 16 - 85 experience mental illness in any given year. While the stigma around mental health is certainly lifting and the number of services available continues to grow, for many people it’s still an extremely big hurdle to overcome to admit they’re struggling and in need of help.

Eye Health

Astigmatism: The facts you need to know

In April 2019, a simple tweet from Unusual Facts went viral and sent the Twittersphere into a spin about the state of their eye health. The tweet showed two images side by side. In the first image, the brake lights and traffic lights were streaked; in the second image, they were not.

Eye Health

Why your contact lenses might be giving you red eyes

Do your contact lenses give you red eyes? They shouldn’t be. While there is most likely a simple reason for the redness, there is also the possibility of a more serious underlying issue. If you wear contacts and are experiencing red eyes or any other unusual symptoms, book an appointment with your local eye health expert now at EyeHealth1st.com.

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