The fascinating timeline of teeth

Taking around 20 years to fully emerge and fill their various positions, teeth play a critical role in the formation of our face and the way we eat, speak and chew. Baby teeth start developing long before we are born, with the first teeth erupting from about six months. Over childhood and into the teens, […]

The checklist for teen dental health

Between school, socialising and activities, the teen years are all about enjoying a new sense of freedom and independence. But that shouldn’t stand in the way of great dental health. In dental terms, the teen years help set the foundation for habits and dental heath that will serve your child throughout the rest of their […]

How aging affects your smile

Aging effects every area of the body, and the teeth and smile are not immune to its impact. Here’s an insight into what happens to the teeth and jaw as we age, and how you can maintain your smile. Tooth enamel Enamel acts as a protective barrier on the teeth, defending them against acid, plaque […]

Anxious about the dentist? Here are our top tips

If you’re overdue for a dental checkup but the prospect of scheduling an appointment has you feeling a little anxious, you can take comfort in the knowledge you’re not alone. In fact, recent research indicates one in seven Australians has a “high dental fear”. But the reality is, the longer you delay visiting the dentist, […]

Should I have my wisdom teeth removed?

Last to arrive and often the ones that cause the most disruption, wisdom teeth signal the end of the oral development era. Emerging as people enter their late teens, these four teeth at the very back of your jaw tend to erupt between the ages of 16 and 20. For some people, wisdom teeth are […]

Mouth breathing and teeth health

Whether it’s due to allergies, because you snore or simply just a habit you’ve developed over the years, did you know mouth breathing can contribute to tooth decay and dental problems? So, if you, your partner or your child regularly breathe through your mouth rather than your nose, here’s what you need to know… Mouth […]

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10 resolutions to improve your smile in 2019

The new year is the opportunity to instill some good habits for better health and wellbeing in the year ahead. If your teeth or facial appearance is on your list of areas to improve, here are 10 resolutions to improve your smile in 2019. 1) I will brush twice daily Adults and children should brush […]

Cosmetic injectable questions answered

Statistics indicate long before people turn to plastic surgery to reduce the signs of aging, they are investigating less invasive options such as anti-wrinkle treatments and cosmetic injectables. Suited to fine lines like crow’s feet, frown lines and smoker’s creases around the mouth, anti-wrinkle treatments can reduce the visible signs of aging for a fraction […]

Facts about flossing

Did you know almost half the surface area of your teeth lies between them? Which is why flossing should be a non-negotiable part of your daily dental routine. Yet, when it comes to flossing, too many Australians fail to undertake this basic task for a variety of reasons and in doing so risk gum disease, […]

Think you have gum disease? Please read on…

If you suffer swollen or tender gums when brushing, chances are you may have the early stages of gum disease. Estimated to affect half of all adults over the age of 30, untreated gum disease can go on to have major ramifications for your dental health and is the leading cause of tooth loss in […]