How to keep children’s teeth healthy this holiday season

How to keep children’s teeth healthy this holiday season

Children are more susceptible to cavities than adults. Even in children with healthy teeth, the enamel in their primary, or baby, teeth is not as hard or dense as that in adults.   Protect Your Children’s Teeth During the Holidays Holiday treats and foods that are not part of the child’s normal diet can increase… Continue Reading

What can I do about a missing tooth?

What can I do about a missing tooth?

Losing a tooth can be extremely traumatising. Of course no one likes the idea of missing body parts, after all. You’re constantly reminded of that empty space in your mouth when you try to chew or smile. It’s no wonder you’re upset. Missing teeth are not just a cosmetic issue, they can affect your oral… Continue Reading

The top 3 myths about teeth you need to know

The top 3 myths about teeth you need to know

Teeth myths abound in the world. They include the legend that soda will dissolve a tooth overnight — it won’t, at least not overnight and — the story about George Washington’s wooden teeth — they were really ivory and gold. Unfortunately, teeth myths, mostly misleading and sometimes harmful, can affect your long term dental health. Here… Continue Reading

Why it’s so important to look after your gums

Why it’s so important to look after your gums

Why are gums important? Your gums consist of pink tissue called gingiva. Covered with a mucous membrane to keep them clean, they provide the sockets that support your teeth. Fibers from the periodontal ligament work with the socket and gum to hold the teeth in place. Gums also help absorb shocks that could damage your… Continue Reading

Use it or Lose it

Use it or Lose it

Use It or Lose It Make the most of your health fund membership, use your dental limits before they run out. Did you know most annual health fund rebate limits expire at the end of the year? If you have outstanding dental treatment to complete, call us now to plan your appointments to maximise the… Continue Reading

The five most important things you can do for your teeth

The five most important things you can do for your teeth

Taking care of your teeth isn’t a sprint – it’s a long distance goal. That means creating the right daily habits and getting help when something may not be quite right. Here are the five most important dental health tips to keep your teeth healthy and happy: Brush your teeth: This one may seem obvious,… Continue Reading

What to do about a dry mouth

What to do about a dry mouth

Dry mouth. We’ve all experienced it at one time or the other. Periodic dryness of the mouth isn’t anything to be concerned about. For most people, oral dryness isn’t a specific condition, but a simple annoyance caused by lack of fluids or even a case of nerves. This sort of ‘cotton mouth’ can be alleviated… Continue Reading

What kind of toothbrush should I use?

What kind of toothbrush should I use?

Dental experts agree that you should brush your teeth at least two times every day – for two minutes in the morning and two minutes in the evening. This helps to remove plaque, bacteria and debris from your teeth and gums, which reduces the risk of tooth decay and gum disease. But all of this… Continue Reading

How your dentist can fix bad breath

How your dentist can fix bad breath

Having bad breath from time to time, such as after eating a meal with garlic or onions, isn’t a cause for concern. However, having unpleasant breath on a regular basis could indicate that you have an oral health problem. In addition to using mouthwash and brushing your teeth at least twice a day, you should… Continue Reading