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5 Super-Effective Tips For Good Oral Hygiene

A lot of people think that dental care is all about brushing, flossing and rinsing. But if you really want to keep dental and gum diseases at bay, then not only will you have to improve your technique of brushing your teeth but also have to say no to smoking and soda once and forever.

Here are some best pieces of dental advice that will help you have a healthy mouth:

Visit Dentist at least once a year: Many people do not visit dental clinics because they are simply scared of dentists. There are others who avoid such visits in order to save money or are simply careless about dental health. But visiting dentist once or twice a year will do a world of good to your teeth as different types of oral diseases such as tooth decay; gum disease and even cancer can be caught at early stage and taken care of.

Say No to Soda: You may be in love with hissing and bubbling soda but this never ending love affair of yours is detrimental for your teeth. Reasons are phosphoric acid and citric acid, the two ingredients which make soda so fizzy. If you cannot avoid it completely, then limit it’s consumption to no more than one can a day. Otherwise, you will be sending an open invitation to all sorts of dental problems.

Limit Your Sugar Consumption: Sugar, as you must know, is one of the biggest reasons behind tooth decay in children as well as adults. It leads to formation of bacteria and several gum diseases. What you also need to know is the fact that every time you consume sugar in any form, your teeth get hit by acid for around 20 minutes, which in turn causes tooth decays, cavities and other oral health problems in children and adults. The best way to save your teeth and gums from such damage is to reduce your sugar intake. In addition, you should also brush and floss your pearly whites after every sugary meal.

Bid adieu to smoking: Smoking is not harmful to the lungs but teeth and gums as well. This is because cigarettes contain nicotine and tar which not only cause yellowing of teeth but can also have an eroding effect on your gums as well. It also fosters the growth of bacteria and plaque, which again cause all sorts of dental problems. If that does not deter you from smoking, then the fact smoking can cause oral cancer probably will do.

Pay attention to your toothbrush: Most people purchase toothbrush randomly without focusing too much on its quality and softness. You must purchase toothbrushes which have soft bristles, so that it doesn’t cause any bruising of gums while brushing. Also, replace it once every 3 to 4 months.

If you haven’t had a dental checkup for a while, then you can call 02 9969 5572 or visit Millennium Dental Clinic in Mosman and save yourself from all sorts of dental problems.

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Sibel Serce

Oral Health Therapist

Sibel is one of our Oral Health Therapists at Millennium Dental.

Since becoming a member of the team, Sibel has consistently demonstrated the utmost commitment and dedication towards helping each of our patients. She has gained her experience in both the public health sector, as well as other private clinics throughout Sydney.

Her friendly nature makes her extremely approachable. When tailoring to her patients’ needs, Sibel ensures she is able to provide an attentive yet pleasurable dental experience for everybody she meets.  She is extremely passionate about promoting oral health to both her friends and fellow peers.

Sibel is a graduate of the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Oral Health. She is also bilingual in speaking English and Turkish.

When she is away from the clinic, Sibel loves spending time with her big family, finding cafes for brunch as well a gym workout.

Lisa Bow

Dental Hygienist

Lisa has dedicated her working life to the field of dentistry, initially, at the youthful age of 19, graduating in 1989 as a Chairside Dental Assistant and later graduating in 1994 as a Registered Dental Hygienist. Lisa’s 32 years of experience in the dental setting makes her a valuable and sought-after practitioner in our practice. 

Lisa began her dental career in Ottawa, Canada. She later brought her skills and passion for oral health to Sydney in 2000, where she accepted a position with Millennium Dental Care. Lisa spreads the flossing gospel and cares for her loyal clients by providing gentle and effective preventive treatment combined with individualized education and instruction, along with respectful and ongoing encouragementOften hearing, “That’s the best dental cleaning I’ve ever had!” at the end of her appointments. Lisa has many long and loyal client relationships within Millennium Dental Care, several have been in her care for over 20 years. Lisa’s gentle nature and respectful manner can put even the most nervous dental clients at ease. Lisa looks forward to welcoming you and your family and friends into our Millennium Dental Family. 

Lisa regularly attends ongoing continuing education through conferences and courses and is a member of the Australian Dental Hygiene Association and the Canadian Dental Hygiene Association. In her free time Lisa enjoys ridiculously long walks, spending time with her two funny teenagers, and learning new skills by watching DIY videos on YouTube. 

Shruti Kulhalli


Since graduating with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Adelaide, Dr Shruti Kulhalli has worked in Sydney and Adelaide, both as a dentist and as a university clinical tutor.  Dr Shruti brings extensive range of experience to our practice and strives for perfection when treating each and every one of her patients, always tailoring her approach to an individual’s needs. Her warm and friendly manner ensures a comfortable, personal experience for each patient. Always seeking to stay up-to-date with the ever-evolving world of dentistry, she regularly attends dental conferences and courses all around Australia. With a keen interest in both cosmetic and complex restorative dentistry.  As a mum of 2 young kids, Dr Shruti is especially passionate about the need for great paediatric dentistry.

Dr Shruti particularly enjoys the interpersonal and artistic aspects of dentistry. She loves being able to meet and to get to know different people each day and nothing gives her greater pleasure than using her skills and experience to help people gain optimal dental health and a beautiful smile. She also firmly believes that health is holistic, and when planning treatment, and always considers her patient’s general physical health and their well-being with the knowledge that these can have an important influence on oral health. 

In the little time that she’s not being a dentist or a mum, Dr Shruti is a regular at her local pilates studio, and also loves learning and reading about health and wellness. In 2013, she received her certificate in health coaching with the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. This has given her the unique ability as a dentist to provide advice to her patients on the link between dental health and nutrition.

Mark Rosenberg


Dr Mark Rosenberg graduated in South Africa in 1982, before moving to London for fifteen years. During his time in London, Dr Rosenberg furthered his studies in implant dentistry, orthodontics, cosmetics and general oral surgery. In 1987 Dr Rosenberg received the LDS from the Royal College of Surgeons and also passed his American board exams. Dr Rosenberg benefited from the great experience of running multiple surgeries and a general anaesthetics clinic for many years.

Dr Rosenberg has done extensive courses in cosmetics and implant surgery and holds several post graduate implant and orthodontic diplomas.

Since immigrating to Sydney, he has enjoyed the daily drive from the Eastern suburbs to Mosman. His spare time is spent chasing after his young daughter who keeps him young and tired at the same time! He has kept fit for many years and his present regime involves running, swimming and pilates; however, his knees have decided his marathon running days are over!