Some facts about fillings

Despite the best dental hygiene and commitment to cleaning your teeth, every now and then a visit to your dentist might reveal the need for a filling. Although it may not be the news you want to hear, rest assured fillings are one of the most common procedures undertaken by dentists to fix teeth affected […]

What are fissure sealants?

The name may sound a little daunting, but fissure sealants are a common dental procedure that serves the purpose of protecting molars. Most often used for children and teens, they help those big teeth that erupt in little people go the distance a bit longer. Here’s the lowdown on fissure seals, and how and when […]

Why you might consider veneers

Made famous by celebrities, veneers can help transform your appearance and increase your confidence by lightening, straightening or restoring your smile. But how do you know if veneers are right for you? Here’s an insight into the technology behind them and just some of the reasons you might consider veneers. What are veneers? Veneers are […]

How to prepare your child for the dentist

Regular dentist visits are an important part of general healthcare, and for children it’s no different. In fact, the Australian Dental Association recommends children should first see a dentist when their first tooth erupts or by the age of 12 months. So how do you prepare your child for the dentist? The first visit If you […]

The benefits of professional teeth whitening

With the array of over-the-counter teeth whitening products available, it’s tempting to believe this is a DIY job that can be readily undertaken at home. The truth is, professional teeth whitening has a host of benefits over the commonly available methods, not least of which is the professional insight and dentistry expertise that accompanies a […]

Help, I’ve broken a tooth

Teeth might be strong, but they’re not impervious to damage and occasionally that might extend beyond general wear and tear to an actual break or chip. If you’ve broken a tooth or chipped it, here’s what you need to know… How teeth break Although it’s not an everyday occurrence, we see teeth break or chip […]

The trouble with teeth grinding

As tough as teeth are, they are not immune to the wear and tear of life, particularly if that involves regular teeth grinding. Known as bruxism, teeth grinding affects up to half the population at some time, and five per cent of people regularly, with dire consequences for the condition of your teeth. Here’s an […]

Tooth pain? Visit your dentist sooner rather than later

As the old saying goes, prevention is better than any cure, but occasionally tooth pain might be the prompt you need to visit the dentist. Whether it’s a dull ache that comes and goes or a sharp pain when eating, here’s what you need to know about tooth pain and why you should visit your […]

The importance of baby teeth

They may only have them a few short years, but baby teeth are vital to the development of children’s mouths, eating habits and speech. Meanwhile instilling good dental hygiene in the early years also sets children up for positive dental habits and experiences in the years to come. So let’s look at baby teeth, their […]

Pregnancy and dental health

The focus might be on the baby bump, but as any mum will tell you pregnancy affects almost every area of the human body including the teeth and gums. In fact, many women are often surprised at the changes which occur in their oral health during and immediately after pregnancy. So, here’s what you need […]