Four Things That Should Be on Your Back-To-School Oral Health Checklist

Four Things That Should Be on Your Back-To-School Oral Health Checklist

If you have school-age children, you are probably busy ensuring they have everything needed for the new school year, but what about their oral health? We've listed four easy steps you can take to make sure their teeth and gums are in great shape. Book a Dental Exam Booking a back-to-school dental exam will ensure that any signs of problems like tooth decay can be...
Everything You Need to Know about Bad Breath

Everything You Need to Know about Bad Breath

Around a quarter of the population suffer from bad breath, and there are various causes. While it can be due to the foods you eat, it's more often because of a lack of oral hygiene. The proper name for bad breath is halitosis, and it can be embarrassing and cause anxiety. The good news is that often it is easy to treat bad breath. Book...
Dental Health Week, Keep Your Smile for Life

Dental Health Week, Keep Your Smile for Life

It will soon be Dental Health Week here in Australia as this event runs from the 2nd to the 8th of August. It is the Australian Dental Association's major promotional campaign where dentists everywhere aim to educate patients about the importance of looking after their oral health. The theme for 2021 is keeping your smile for life. Our practice promotes good oral health year-round, but...
Why Do My Teeth Hurt When I Have a Cold?

Why Do My Teeth Hurt When I Have a Cold?

When you have a cold is not uncommon to have tooth pain or gum pain, and most of the time, it’s nothing to worry about. Here are two of the most common reasons why you may have painful teeth during a cold. Sinus Pressure When you have a cold, your sinus cavities just above your upper back teeth can become filled with mucus, making these...
How Long Will My Orthodontics Take?

How Long Will My Orthodontics Take?

One of the most common questions about orthodontic treatment is how long will it take to complete, and it’s a tricky one to answer. The exact time needed can vary considerably because every person has different issues requiring correction. Usually, if treatment is pretty straightforward and there are just a few teeth that need straightening, treatment may be completed within 6 to 12 months. A...
Four Unusual Teeth Problems You May Not Have Heard of

Four Unusual Teeth Problems You May Not Have Heard of

As your child grows up, we keep a close eye on the development of their teeth and jaws. The following conditions are rare but treatable. Hypodontia and Anodontia Hypodontia is where several teeth don’t develop. Anodontia is where some or all the teeth fail to form. It can affect baby teeth but is more commonly found in adult teeth. Both are genetic disorders, and missing...
Root Canals: FAQs About Treatment That Can Save Your Teeth

Root Canals: FAQs About Treatment That Can Save Your Teeth

A healthy tooth is protected by tooth enamel, but if this becomes damaged, it can let in harmful bacteria that eventually infect the soft, inner part of the tooth called the dental pulp. In this case, we may suggest root canal treatment to save the tooth from extraction. What is a Root Canal? Root canal treatment removes the dental pulp and other soft tissues extending...
Five Ways to Deal with Tooth Sensitivity

Five Ways to Deal with Tooth Sensitivity

If sipping an ice-cold drink or eating ice cream is a pain rather than a pleasure, you may have tooth sensitivity. This problem can arise if the tooth enamel covering your teeth wears down, exposing the softer dentine underneath. Whenever you eat or drink something hot or cold or sweet or sour, these sensations can penetrate the tooth more easily, causing sensitivity and pain. Follow...
Artificial Sweeteners and Your Oral Health

Artificial Sweeteners and Your Oral Health

Most people know that sugar is bad for their teeth, but it’s the bacteria in your mouth that feed on sugar and cause the damage. As bacteria consume sugar, they produce acid that attacks the tooth enamel, weakening it and eventually causing cavities. Many people are trying to cut down on their sugar consumption and are choosing artificial sweeteners instead. While artificial sweeteners don’t contain...
Start the School Term with a Smile – Three Back-To-School Oral Health Tips

Start the School Term with a Smile – Three Back-To-School Oral Health Tips

The start of a new school term is ideal for making sure your child has a healthy mouth. These three tips will help set you on the right path. Bring Your Child to See Our Dentist Contact us to book your child’s dental exam and cleaning. We will make sure their mouth is free from dental problems, and a dental cleaning ensures they have a...