Managing Cold and Flu Season with Braces

Everybody knows what it’s like to have a cold or to get the flu, but if you are wearing braces when you have the sniffles, it is a little different. While wearing braces, it’s even more critical to take care of your dental health, so we’ve outlined some easy tips on how to keep your […]


What Your Gums are Telling You and When to See the Dentist

If you’ve noticed blood in the sink or on your toothbrush after you brush or floss your teeth, it’s a sign you shouldn’t ignore. Strong, healthy gums do not bleed, and one of the most common reasons for bleeding gums is gum disease. Gum Disease Bleeding gums are one of the signs of early gum […]


Stomach Upset and Your Teeth

Did you know stomach problems can affect your dental health? If you have an upset stomach and are sick, it exposes your teeth to strong stomach acids that can gradually wear away tooth enamel, a problem known as acid erosion. Eventually, your teeth can develop cavities. Some people have acid reflux or GERD, where stomach […]


Oral Health for Seniors: How to Maintain Healthy Teeth and Gums as You Age

Ageing is inevitable and affects the entire body, including your teeth. Only a century ago, it was a given that you would lose all of your natural teeth with age and would require dentures. Nowadays, thanks to improved oral care, many people over age sixty-five will have at least some, if not all, of their […]


How Much Should the Tooth Fairy Leave in a Cost-of-Living Crisis?

Leaving a tooth out for the Tooth Fairy in exchange for cash is a time-honoured tradition, but the costs of paying for newly shed teeth can mount up fast, even for magical beings. While we are in a cost-of-living crisis, it can be hard for a Tooth Fairy to justify paying out a lot of […]


The Weirdest Oral Hygiene Habits from Around the World

It is easy to imagine that oral hygiene habits would be similar from one country to the next, but oral health care can differ quite significantly. Consequently, people living in some countries enjoy much better dental health than others, making it a shame that the entire world isn’t on the same page when it comes […]


The Pros and Cons of Different Types of Dental Treatments

You may need dental treatment if you have an infected tooth or toothache, some other form of dental disease or if you have suffered some form of trauma, perhaps because of an accident involving a blow to the mouth. There are many different types of dental procedures available and which include: Dental fillings Removing a […]


Five Things You’re Going to Love about Brite Dental!

Seeing the dentist is probably not how you’d choose to while away an hour or so, but we a very confident that you will love Brite Dental. We have ways of ensuring your visits are more enjoyable! We appreciate that you are entrusting your dental health to our professionals and are committed to providing the […]


The Latest Advancements in Dental Technology and Treatments

Dental technology is advancing at a terrific pace so that we can diagnose and treat oral health problems more quickly and effectively. Some of the latest advancements that are proving very useful within the dental world include digital dentistry, CADCAM technology, 3-D printing, and laser dentistry. These advancements aren’t just limited to professional dental care; […]


Safeguard Your Smile from Sports Injuries with a Mouthguard

If you or your family play sports, you may have spent a lot of money on protective gear like a helmet or shinguards, but have you thought about dental injuries? Unfortunately, dentists see thousands of injuries to teeth, gums and jaws every year, which are sustained while playing sports like football or hockey, or any […]


Stress and Your Smile

When you imagine being stressed, you probably associate it with insomnia, anxiety, feeling tense and anxious and other unpleasant symptoms. However, you may not realise the possible impact on your dental health. Listed below are three ways stress can affect oral health and how we can help you overcome these problems. Increased Risk of Gum […]


Digestion Begins in Your Mouth – How to Chew Food

Ensuring you have proper digestion is essential for general health. You need a good range of nutritious food so your body can fight infection and disease more efficiently and function optimally. Most people imagine digestion begins in your stomach, but it begins much earlier than that, from the moment you start to chew your food. […]


Summer Dental Tips for Kids

Summer is a season for being outdoors and enjoying the beautiful weather and all the activities available, especially if you are a kid. However, ensuring your child maintains good oral health can be trickier when there are so many interesting things to see and do. Here are some easy tips to ensure your child’s teeth […]


Is Your Life Too Sweet?

Most people enjoy something sweet, and being regarded as sweet or living a sweet life is seen as a compliment. However, if your life is too sweet, it can harm your dental health. Unfortunately, the consumption of sugar worldwide is a problem, and all too often, sugar is hidden in everyday products that may initially […]


The Ins and Outs of Teeth Straightening: How Much Do Teeth Braces Cost?

Are your teeth less than straight? Is their appearance affecting your smile? You might be suitable for teeth braces, and nowadays, there are several options available, and your choice is no longer limited to metal braces you might remember during childhood. Why Have Braces? In an ideal world, after you lose your milk or baby […]


Dental Ideas for Your New Year’s Resolutions

Many of us make New Year’s resolutions at this time of year, but how about resolving to look after your teeth? It’s the perfect time of year to think about your dental health, especially with the abundance of sweet treats available at this time of year. Here are a few tips to get you started. […]


Is It Plaque, or Is It Tartar?

You will often hear the terms plaque and tartar used interchangeably, so it is easy to think they are the same. While similar, there are some important differences, and understanding these can help you manage your oral health more effectively. Everyone has dental plaque and, to some extent, tartar because everyone needs to eat! When […]


Decoding the Language of Dentists

Every profession has its own language, and dentistry is no different. We try to use easy-to-understand language whenever we see patients, but we sometimes forget that people don’t understand all the terms we use. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of some of the most commonly used terms and their meanings. Abutment An abutment is […]


Six Tips for the Perfect Summer Smile

With summer just around the corner, there are plenty of reasons to smile. It’s also the perfect time to think about your dental health and how to make sure your teeth look their best. We’ve listed six easy tips below. Professional Teeth Cleaning Usually, everyone will benefit from having their teeth professionally cleaned every six […]


Can Receding Gums Grow Back

Receding gums are a very common problem, and although they can occur at any age, the issue frequently affects older adults. As gums recede, teeth look longer because the tooth roots are exposed, which is why older people are sometimes described as long in the tooth. If you are older, there is no reason for […]


How Does Toothpaste Really Clean Your Teeth?

Most of us use toothpaste routinely without thinking about how it cleans our teeth. So is it just a minty fresh gel that helps keep teeth cavity-free, or is there more to toothpaste than meets the eye? In fact, toothpaste can contain a range of ingredients, and you can even buy toothpaste for a specific […]


Halloween & Candy – Your Dental Survival Guide

Stores are full of Halloween paraphernalia and are already piling up stocks of sweets and other goodies for eager Trick or Treaters. While it is a fun celebration, all the sugar in those sweet treats can harm your teeth unless you have a plan. The reason why sweets are so bad for your dental health […]


How Have Modern Diets Have Changed the Human Face over the Years

Most people are well aware of the need to eat a balanced, nutrient-rich diet if they want to enjoy good overall health, but may not realise that what you eat, especially when you are growing up, can affect the development of your jawbone and facial bones, impacting your facial profile. There is considerable evidence to […]


Why Do Our Teeth Get Stained?

There’s no denying that a gleaming white smile is a considerable asset, but sometimes attaining and maintaining that smile is easier said than done. If your teeth look less than pearly white, you may have wondered what caused them to become stained and discoloured. Teeth staining can be due to a variety of reasons. Most […]


Let’s “Spring Clean” Your Oral Health

As winter loosens its grip and signs of spring emerge, many people start to think about spring cleaning their home, but what about spring cleaning your dental health routine? It’s a great time of year to refresh your oral care regime so you can greet the new season with a healthy and beautiful smile. We’ve […]


What Causes Shifting Teeth?

When teeth are properly aligned, they can create more than just a beautiful smile; well-positioned teeth are essential for oral health and help ensure your mouth can function properly. Any signs of tooth movement are a potential cause for concern, and it’s always best to come and see us as soon as possible. We can […]


Nine Oral Health Tips to Combat Winter Mouth Woes

Winter is fast approaching, and it’s time to think about how it can impact your dental health. Follow our easy oral health tips to help keep your mouth in great shape, no matter the weather. Looking after Your Immune System Winter is cold and flu season, so it’s a great time to think about boosting […]


Five Ways to Prevent and Cure Chapped Lips

It is very common to develop sore, chapped lips during the winter. When lips are exposed to cold air, and warm, dry air inside, the top layer of the skin called keratin can lose moisture, becoming less flexible, cracked and sore, and even scaly. If you normally suffer from chapped lips, here are five ways […]


What Does It Mean if You Have Receding Gums?

Have you noticed your teeth look longer than before? It could be because your gums are receding. Receding gums are a common problem, where the gum surrounding your teeth begins to pull away, exposing more of the tooth and eventually the tooth root. Because gum recession takes place gradually, many people do not realise they […]


Thanks Mum!! Caring for Your Bub’s Oral Health

As we celebrate Mother’s Day this month, we thought it the perfect excuse to look at Mum’s oral health and how it affects their child’s dental health. Mums need to take care of their oral health right from pregnancy onwards, and especially after the baby is born, because harmful bacteria can be transferred from the […]


Bruxism: How to Prevent Grinding Your Teeth at Night

Clenching and grinding is a habit called bruxism. It is a tremendously destructive habit that can wear down your teeth, cause gum recession and affect your jaw joints. Luckily, when you visit our dental practice, we can easily diagnose the signs of bruxism and provide suitable treatment. What Is Bruxism? If you have bruxism, you […]


Foods That Can Easily Harm Your Teeth

Biting into a crunchy or chewy food can be immensely satisfying, but spare a thought for your teeth. Certain foods can be hazardous for your oral health and are hard enough to chip or crack your teeth, or they can pull out a filling. That yummy snack could cost you far more than you bargained […]


Six Top Tips for Terrific Teeth This Easter

Easter is a great time for family celebrations, but you may be worried about the impact of all that chocolate and candy on your family’s dental health. Consuming too much sugar feeds decay-causing bacteria found naturally in your mouth, increasing the risk of cavities. How Much Is Too Much? The World Health Organisation suggests women […]


Why You Need Different Dental Treatment at Different Stages of Life

We usually suggest people come and see us regularly for dental checkups every six months, sometimes more frequently if they have existing dental problems or medical issues that affect dental health. It’s a simple routine that can benefit everyone from childhood onwards. When people come to see us for the first time, we evaluate their […]


A Guide to Dental Habits You Should Stop Immediately

It’s important to take care of your oral health if you wish to enjoy optimal general health. Usually, this means making sure you brush at least twice daily, floss every day, and of course, that you come to see us regularly for dental checkups and cleans. However, a simple preventive dental care routine may not […]


How Women in Dentistry Are Changing the Profession

When you visit your local dental practice, there’s a good chance you will see a woman dentist, but this change is relatively recent. Even 30 years ago, women only accounted for a quarter of those training to become dentists. Back then, trainee dentists were all likely to be referred to as gentlemen, and it wasn’t […]


Be Proud of Your Mouth; the Importance of World Oral Health Day

World Oral Health Day falls on 20 March this year, and there is a continuing campaign theme urging people to be proud of their mouth. The three-year campaign launched last year promotes a simple but very important message, urging everyone to value their oral health and take care of it. This year, the message highlights […]


Lessons in a Lunchbox, Unpacking the Contents for Optimal Oral Health

While there is a large choice of lunchbox items that are easy to buy and pack and may appeal to a child’s picky palate, they may not necessarily be the best thing for overall health and dental health. It’s a situation that concerns many dentists, especially because of childhood caries (tooth decay). Even though tooth […]


How to Care for Your New Dental Crown

Getting a new crown is usually a two-step process. Our dentist will prepare your tooth before taking a detailed dental impression to send to the dental lab. The lab custom makes your new crown to our exact specifications. In the meantime, we fit a temporary crown. Caring for Your Temporary Crown Avoid eating anything very […]


Nine Reasons to Replace Missing Teeth

If you lose a tooth, it’s important to replace it quickly, and here is why. A missing tooth allows your remaining teeth to shift position, affecting appearance and your bite, so replacing it is essential. When you lose a tooth, the teeth opposing it will gradually move out of place, over erupting unless they have […]


How Can I Get Cavities If I Don’t Eat Sugar?

Cavities are caused by bacteria in your mouth using leftover foods like sugar for energy. They create acid as a byproduct while they thrive, and the acid softens and weakens your tooth enamel, eventually causing cavities. Unfortunately, these bacteria also like carbohydrate-rich foods, including pasta, breads and cereals, and starchy veggies like potatoes. However, you […]


Our Top Dental Tips for Your New Year

Most New Year’s Resolutions fall by the wayside, but oral health resolutions can be much easier to keep, and even small changes can pay big dividends. When you look after your oral health, you’ll enjoy the confidence of a well-maintained smile, not to mention lower dental bills in the longer term. Also, it doesn’t take […]


How Does Vitamin D Influence Your Dental Health?

A good dental routine combined with regular dental checkups is only part of the equation needed to maintain good oral health. Unfortunately, even people who follow this routine can still develop dental problems if they are deficient in certain vitamins and minerals, especially Vitamin D. Vitamin D is critical for building strong and healthy bones, […]


Are You Eligible for the CDBS? If So, What Does This Mean for Your Family?

Good dental health is so important for children. The oral habits they form during these early years can help shape their dental health for life, and this is why the Australian Government introduced the Child Dental Benefits Schedule. Families eligible for this scheme will usually receive a letter from Medicare and include those receiving Family […]


Teeth Tips for the Holidays

The holidays are a time to celebrate, and these celebrations often revolve around food and plenty of seasonal treats. There is certainly no harm in indulging once in a while, but it’s worth knowing how the holidays can affect dental health. So here are our top tips for the holidays. Stick to Your Normal Brushing […]


Santa and the Tooth Fairy, Teaching Your Kids Good Oral Hygiene

Both Santa and the Tooth Fairy are magical figures, appealing to the imagination of young children, and both can be great teaching tools when it comes to good oral hygiene. The Tooth Fairy is well-known for visiting the homes of small children who have recently lost baby teeth, leaving a small gift in the form […]


What to Do at Home If Your Child Has a Toothache

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Six Ways to Keep Your Gums Healthy

Healthy teeth need healthy gums to support them and ensure they may remain firmly in place. Gum disease, unfortunately, is a common problem, but it is preventable, and we’ve listed six ways you can keep your gums in the pink of health. Floss daily to remove dental plaque out of reach of your toothbrush. Book […]


Don’t Be Afraid! We Have Some Tooth Friendly Tips for Your Halloween

Most children enjoy sweets, and Halloween is the perfect time to indulge that sweet tooth. However, eating too many sugary treats increases the risk of cavities and toothache. So we’ve put together some ideas for alternative tooth-friendly treats. Sugar-Free Gum Sugar-free gum is great for teeth because it helps promote saliva flow. A good flow […]


The Five Stages of Teething

Seeing your infant get their very first tooth is a significant milestone, and they come through in five distinct stages. Children are born with a complete set of 20 teeth underneath their gums, ready to come through when the time is right. Typically, a child’s baby teeth or primary teeth begin pushing through the gums […]


Why You Should Avoid DIY Teeth Whitening

Over the past few years, it has become commonplace for everyone to sport a white and seemingly healthy-looking smile, and there are a plethora of products available over-the-counter or online. However, please don’t forget that teeth whitening is a dental treatment and is best carried out under the supervision of a dental professional. The products […]


Are Your Springtime Allergies Affecting Your Oral Health?

Springtime is when many people start to suffer from allergies. If you are affected, do you know how it can impact your oral health? Allergies can cause several oral problems, including sore throats, dry mouth, and toothache. During allergy season, many people begin to experience toothache because mucus builds up in the sinuses, placing pressure […]


Do you have bad breath under your face mask?

If you have noticed your breath smells nasty when wearing a face mask, you can’t necessarily blame it on the mask as it could be a dental health problem. Many people have halitosis or bad breath, and wearing a mask makes it easier to smell your breath. Lots of different factors can cause bad breath. […]


Say Cheese! Why You Might Consider a Smile Makeover

Are you currently considering a smile makeover and wondering what the benefits might be? Most people want smile makeovers because they are unhappy with the appearance of their teeth or perhaps are unable to eat comfortably. Common reasons for seeking a smile makeover include being embarrassed about crooked or overcrowded teeth, having cracked or chipped […]


Sugar and Your Teeth

Everyone knows sugar is bad for teeth, and it is well-known for causing cavities. This is because when you eat sugary foods, the leftover particles feed bacteria found in dental plaque. These bacteria create acid as a by product, which in turn weakens tooth enamel. Repeated exposure to these acids eventually wears through the tooth […]


How to Clean Your Tongue

You clean your teeth regularly, but how frequently do you clean your tongue? The answer is never for many people, but your tongue can harbour bacteria and food debris, so cleaning it regularly can help freshen breath and reduce dental plaque buildup. You can clean your tongue with a tongue scraper or with a toothbrush. […]

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Eight Tips for Healthy Teeth and Gums

Common oral diseases like tooth decay and gum disease are preventable with proper dental care. Follow these easy tips to help keep your teeth and gums healthy. Brush regularly but gently, using a soft-bristled toothbrush. Brushing too vigorously can damage your teeth and gums. Use fluoride toothpaste to help protect your teeth against tooth decay. […]


Gargle Your Way through Winter, Salt Water and Your Dental Health

Using a salt water rinse to gargle with can be an effective way to help relieve mouth pain and winter sore throats. It is cheap and effective, and it is a safe alternative to using a medicated mouthwash. To make, add about half a teaspoon of salt to 250 mL of warm water, thoroughly mixing […]


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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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Why You Should Replace Missing Teeth

Many people will lose teeth, and there are good reasons for replacing them as soon as possible. Appearance A gappy smile can significantly affect your appearance, and when you are missing multiple teeth, your facial features can begin to sink inwards, which is a prematurely ageing effect. Replacing these teeth will help provide the proper […]

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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 […]

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How to Use Mouthwash

It’s important to make sure you use mouthwash correctly to get the maximum benefit. What Is Mouthwash? One of the main functions of mouthwash is for freshening breath, but some mouthwashes contain other helpful ingredients. These include fluoride and antibacterial agents. Using fluoride mouthwash can help protect your teeth against the acids produced by harmful […]

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Dental Anxiety: How to Stop Fearing the Dentist

If you feel a little anxious or nervous when coming to see us, you certainly aren’t alone! We also know that some people avoid dental care or delay essential dental care because of deep-seated fears. No matter your degree of anxiety, we are here to help you, and everyone here is extremely friendly, easy to […]

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Little Teeth Truths: Back to School Oral Health Tips for Parents

Is your child’s dental health ready for back-to-school? When a child has a healthy mouth, it can improve their concentration and ability to learn at school. In contrast, untreated dental problems can be painful, and treatment may involve time off school. We’ve listed a few oral health tips to make sure your child is ready […]

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Five Ways Cosmetic Dentistry Can Help Improve Your Smile

If you feel less than confident in your smile, you might be interested in how cosmetic dentistry could help. Listed below are five treatments to consider. Teeth Whitening A professional teeth whitening treatment is the safest and most effective way to brighten your smile quickly, and most importantly, safely. We use premium strength whitening products […]

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Five Bad Habits That Can Damage Your Teeth

Your teeth are amazing as they help you to talk and eat properly and support your facial muscles. However, daily habits can damage them. We’ve listed five of the worst offenders. Smoking Smoking increases the risk of gum disease and premature tooth loss and stains your teeth. It can also increase the risk of oral […]

Be Proud of Your Mouth, The Importance of World Oral Health Day

Did you know it is world oral health Day on the 20th of March? It’s a day when dental professionals worldwide try to raise awareness about the importance of good dental health. This year the theme is “Be Proud of Your Mouth”. We think it is a wonderful theme and hope to inspire our lovely […]

Sports and Safety Tips; The Importance of a Custom-Made Mouthguard

These days, more and more children and young adults participate in sports. Unfortunately, the number of sporting accidents has also increased significantly, and young athletes are far more likely to suffer a facial injury and damage to their teeth and jaws when not wearing a well-fitting mouthguard. If you or another family member does suffer […]

Our Snack Smart Guide! How to Have an Easy Easter with Your Chocolaty Treats

Enjoy your Easter treats with our easy tips. Buy Better Quality Chocolate in Smaller Quantities Instead of bulk buying cheaper chocolate, choose quality over quantity and savour each bite. Remember, darker chocolate is a bit healthier as it contains antioxidants. Share the Joy If you do buy too much, you don’t need to eat it […]

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Are Electric Toothbrushes Really Better for Your Teeth?

A good toothbrushing routine is the foundation of an effective preventive dental care plan. Electric and manual toothbrushes both remove dental plaque that otherwise cause tooth decay and gum disease, but electric toothbrushes can be easier to use. An electric toothbrush has bristles that rotate or vibrate, providing more micro-movements every time you brush your […]

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What are the Most Common Dental Problems for Seniors?

As you get older, your dental health needs change and seniors are more likely to develop common dental problems like tooth decay and gum disease. These problems can make it difficult to eat comfortably or to socialise without being embarrassed about your smile. Good oral care can help to manage or prevent these issues, allowing […]

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What Dental Dos and Don’ts Do You Believe?

There’s a whole wealth of information and misinformation about how to care for your teeth on the Internet! Read on to learn the answer to commonly asked dental questions. Should I brush my teeth straight after a meal? No, it’s better to wait at least 30 minutes after eating. After a meal, your mouth is […]

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Six Summer Dental Health Tips to Help You Avoid Dental Emergencies

Follow our easy tips to protect you and your family’s oral health this summer. Make an Emergency Dental Kit Pack an emergency dental kit to take with you to the beach or when playing sports. Include saline solution and a small container with a lid, gauze and handkerchiefs. Don’t forget our phone number! Ensure Everyone […]

Hormones and Your Dental Health

Female hormones can impact women in so many ways, but did you realise they can also increase your vulnerability to developing gum disease? Higher levels of oestrogen and progesterone increase the blood flow to the gums. Consequently, gum tissue becomes more sensitive to plaque and bacteria and gums can become inflamed, swollen and will bleed. […]

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New Year Resolutions for a Healthy Smile

The New Year is a great time to make resolutions, so why not make one that you will improve your dental health? The great thing about this resolution is that it will almost certainly help your general health too! Eat More Fruits and Vegetables Fruits and vegetable contain many valuable nutrients that can help improve […]

How to Be Nice to Your Teeth Over the Holidays

We know December is a month when it is harder to stay healthy. Sweet treats seem to be everywhere, and regular routines can fly out of the window during all the festivities. Follow our simple tips on how to be kind to your teeth. Stick to your regular oral care routine. Even the busiest elves […]

Think You Might Have Sleep Apnoea?

Do you often wake up feeling tired? Has a sleeping partner complained about snoring? Brite Dental might be able to help you. Sleep disturbances and snoring can be a sign of obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). OSA causes frequent pauses in breath that may last a few seconds before breathing restarts, often with a loud gasp […]

Why Do Different Health Insurances Pay Differently and Sometimes So Little?

If you have private health or dental insurance, you might expect it to cover most eventualities. Dental insurance hasn’t been around nearly as long as medical insurance and works differently. Whereas your medical insurance will cover you if you face an unpredictable illness, dental insurance is oriented more towards the preventing dental disease which in […]

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Is It Possible to Inherit Your Parent’s Dental Health?

It’s easy to imagine that if your parents had poor dental health, then you will most likely have problems too. While it’s true that genetics is connected to some oral health issues, it isn’t always the case. Sometimes, poor oral health will have another cause. When You Can Blame Your Parents Issues such as overcrowded […]

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What you need to know about Wisdom teeth

Wisdom teeth usually erupt during the late teens or early twenties, at a time when children are becoming adults and presumably have gained in wisdom. Unfortunately, they are not known to influence IQ levels! Many children will have heard tales about wisdom teeth causing problems, but there is no need to be nervous about these […]

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Taking Care of Your Braces During the Season of Sticky Treats

Halloween is nearly here, and sticky sweets are everywhere, but if you wear braces, you do need to exercise a bit of caution. We have listed a few easy tips to help you avoid sticky situations this Halloween. Allow Sticky Treats to Rest in Peace this Year! This year, avoid hard, chewy or sticky sweets […]

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Questions You Might Want to Ask us

The more you know about your dental health, the more easily you can take control of it, so next time you are in the dental chair, ask your dentist these questions. Do I Need to Improve My Dental Health? Even if you receive a clean bill of health at your next checkup, your dentist may […]

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The Secret of Having a Healthy Smile

A beautiful, healthy smile is highly desirable, and often it’s easier to achieve than you ever imagined. Follow these easy suggestions to get your own gleaming smile. A whiter smile isn’t necessarily healthy and people who overuse over-the-counter teeth whitening products can over bleach their teeth, developing oral health problems. If you do want to […]

Welcoming You to Our first eNewsletter

Our entire dental team would like to offer you a very warm welcome to our first ever eNewsletter. We have had a lot of fun deciding what to include and hope you enjoy its contents. Why an eNewsletter? Often, we won’t see some of our patients for six months until it is time for their […]

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Meet the team! Dr Tara Kader principal dentist

Dr Tara Kader migrated to Australia in 2000 and worked as a dentist with HCF Dental and Primary Dental before deciding to establish “Brite Dental” in December 2012. A highly skilled accomplished dentist, Dr Tara is focused on providing complete oral health care with an emphasis on painless, conservative and high quality treatment procedures. She is committed […]

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What are some of the benefits of early orthodontics

Did you realise the Australian Society of Orthodontists recommends that if necessary, children receive an orthodontic evaluation between ages 8 and 10? This can determine if early treatment would be helpful and appropriate. Signs that your child might benefit from seeing an orthodontist by age ten include:   ·      Early or late loss of their […]

How to Get Healthy Gums

Practicing good oral hygiene is a must for healthy gums. If you want to avoid oral health issues, such as gum disease, you should know what needs to be done for proper maintenance. What is gum disease? Gum disease is when there is a build-up of plaque and tartar on your gums. These substances are […]

Smile with Confidence with Teeth Whitening

According to recent surveys, when people were asked what they want to improve when it comes to their smiles, most answered ‘whiter teeth’. Teeth whitening products and procedures are gaining popularity to get that million-dollar smile. But what is teeth whitening and how is it achieved?   Teeth Whitening is when products containing hydrogen peroxide or […]

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Guide to Root Canal Therapy

You may have heard of root canal therapy and some of you may have even undergone such treatment. It has developed a reputation of being a painful procedure, but with the right dentist and with today’s new technology, it is no longer as uncomfortable as it has been in the past. Root Canal Therapy Definition […]

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When Should You Get Veneers

Smiles are a timeless accessory. Research shows that people are most often attracted to those that have the best and confident smiles. That’s why cosmetic dentistry services to treat discoloured, chipped or misaligned teeth have increased in popularity. For those who have missing or damaged teeth, one popular cosmetic dentistry options is dental veneers. What are […]

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The Benefits of Preventive Dental Care

When it comes to oral health, one of the ways in which you can avoid gum diseases, such as gingivitis, cavities, and other dental problems, is to practice preventive dentistry.   Preventive dentistry includes taking measures to perfect your at home oral hygiene routine while scheduling regular visits to your dentist to track your oral health […]

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How Smoking Affects Your Oral Health

We all know that smoking leads to a lot of health complications, most commonly damage to our respiratory system. However, smoking also negatively impacts our oral health. When you smoke, you’re also damaging your teeth and gums. Here are four ways that smoking damages your oral health: 1. The build-up of plaque and tartar in […]

What You Should Know About Cavity Fillings

Since childhood, we’re no strangers to toothaches thanks to sweets and chocolates. For a lot of us, our parents reminded us to brush our teeth time and time again. Otherwise, we get bad cavities.   Regular visits to the dentists and professional cleans are the most effective preventive measures that can help treat cavities or […]

Missing Teeth: Why You Should Fill the Gap

Let’s face it, a missing tooth can really give your confidence a hit. More often than not, people avoid smiling due to the gaps in their teeth which can be difficult to deal with. But aside from lowered self-confidence and physical appearance, having missing teeth can also have repercussions on your dental health if left […]


Invisible Braces For Straighter Teeth

One of the reasons why many people tend to skip wearing metal braces is because braces often look unattractive. If you want to straighten your teeth without feeling self-conscious, getting an Invisalign treatment might just solve the problem. These look like invisible braces and will work best for minor to moderate dental issues.  Let us […]

The Complete Guide to Wearing a Mouth Guard

A mouth guard is a dental device designed to protect the mouth, teeth, tongue, and gums from injury. This is usually for people who are active in sports and other physical activities. Aside from serving as mouth protectors in contact sports, some mouth guards are for teeth protection against involuntary grinding and clenching. Other dentists […]

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Dental Bridge for Missing Teeth

A dental bridge is a safe and effective solution for tooth replacement. It restores a person’s smile and appearance. More importantly, it addresses additional dental and bite-related problems as a result of permanent teeth loss.  True enough, there are many reasons why adults lose teeth. Poor hygiene, age, and accidents are all contributing factors. Whatever […]

Why preventive dentistry is critical for dental health

As the saying goes, prevention is better than any cure, and that’s certainly the case when it comes to your teeth. Preventive dentistry offers exactly that. It is the practice of caring for your teeth to keep them healthy and well, to prevent problems that may arise in the future. So, let’s look at the […]

Five myths about teeth

As teeth have been around as long as human beings, they tend to have a host of myths attached to them which have accumulated over time. Some myths about teeth are simply old wives’ tales, but some have a grain of truth in the legends they provide. Here’s an insight into five myths about teeth […]

How stress affects your mouth and teeth

We all know stress has negative effects on the body. Labelled the silent killer, it can impact everything from our mental health to our heart and digestive system. But amidst the myriad of health consequences it’s been linked to, such as obesity, heart disease, anxiety and headaches, few people appreciate the drastic toll stress can […]

What makes a good children’s dentist?

Whether it’s your child’s first visit to the dentist or a routine check-up, when it comes to treating children, a positive dental experience is critical. Friendly, positive encounters with dentists set children up up for better dental health for life. So, here’s an insight into what makes a good children’s dentist… Friendly, understanding, gentle In […]

Dentures or dental implants?

If you have missing teeth there are a range of options available when it comes to reinstating a healthy smile, and among the top choices are dentures and dental implants. But which option suits what situation, and how do you know what’s right for you? Here’s a quick guide to the important factors you need […]

Braces versus veneers

If you’re looking to improve the look of your smile, two of the most common and accessible means available are braces and veneers. But there’s a wealth of difference between the approach that each method takes. Here’s an insight into what each option can achieve when it comes to braces versus veneers. Veneers Veneers are […]

Simple dental tips for seniors

Good oral care is vital for people of all ages, but as we get older it matters even more. Like all areas of the body, aging effects your dental health in a number of ways. But the good news is, maintaining a great smile when we reach senior status is simple, with just a couple […]

Smile and the whole world smiles with you

You know how the song goes, “smile and the whole world smiles with you”. Well, apparently that adage is true, with researchers finding smiling not only makes other people happier, it also has health and confidence benefits for the person behind that beaming grin. Here’s an insight into the benefits of a smile… Smiling spreads […]

Healthy teeth are something to smile about

This week is Dental Health Week, making now the time to turn your attention to the importance of those pearly whites. Not only do healthy teeth facilitate speech, eating and self-confidence, they are also linked to our general health and wellbeing. Here’s an insight into the importance of teeth, and how you can help them […]

What you need to know about teeth whitening

If you’re looking to give your smile a bit of a refresher or restore some of its youthful glow, teeth whitening might be among the options you’re considering. When performed by a professional dentist, teeth whitening can transform your teeth by lightening them to remove discoloration and stains. If you’re pondering the prospect of teeth […]

What is Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJD)?

If you’ve ever experienced jaw pain when eating, or heard a clicking or popping sound when your mouth opens and shuts, it could be a sign you have Temporomandibular Joint Disorder or TMJD. Believed to affect more women than men, the condition describes a group of disorders that impact the muscles, movement and function associated […]


How braces can improve your face shape

When it comes to orthodontics, the focus is often on straight teeth, but did you know braces can also change the shape of your face and in some cases, can even make you look younger. Here’s an insight into how braces can improve the shape of your face. The mouth as a feature The mouth […]

Could I have cracked a tooth?

Teeth might be tough, but they’re not impervious to wear and tear, and just as they can chip, loosen and even fall out, occasionally they can crack. Depending on the circumstances, that crack might be invisible to the naked eye and it could even be so fine a fracture that’s tricky for a dentist to […]


Protecting your teeth with mouthguards

If you or your child plays contact sports, a mouthguard is a must, helping protect the teeth against trauma and loss. But did you know there’s more than one type of mouthguard available, with options ranging from over-the-counter mouthguards to custom-fitted devices made by your dentist. Here’s an insight into the different types of mouthguards […]

Dealing with dental emergencies

You can have the most diligent dental routine, be the most punctual patient and boast the most beautiful smile, but sometimes dental emergencies just happen. Whether it’s a broken tooth or a missing one, here’s what you should do in a dental emergency. What is an emergency A dental emergency is a situation that needs […]

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A quick guide to healthy gums

When it comes dental health, teeth often steal the limelight, but beneath these pearly whites, the gums play an integral role. Healthy gums support stable, healthy teeth, and their role in general wellbeing extends far beyond that. Poor gum health is renowned as a contributing factor for a variety of medical conditions, including dementia, heart […]

Travel and dental health

Your bags are packed, the flights are booked and your passport’s up-to-date and awaiting an array of new international new stamps. But what do you need to consider when it comes to looking after your pearly whites when on holidays or enjoying an extended trip away? Here’s how travel can affect your teeth, and our […]


The Truth About Take-home LED “Teeth Whiteners”

Of all the cosmetic dental procedures available, teeth whitening has become one of the most popular options for Australians looking to improve their smile. As a result, the market is awash with over-the-counter products ranging from low-grade bleaches to “take-home LED teeth whiteners” claiming to replicate the methods used by professional dentists. At best, over […]

Why consider a dentist for cosmetic injections?

In the past few years, cosmetic injectables have become a popular option for everyday Australians looking to reduce fine lines or improve their appearance. But did you know dentists with additional training are among the professionals qualified to administer these procedures? In fact, dentists are uniquely qualified with years of training in facial anatomy and […]

An insight into adult braces

Whether you missed out on braces in your teens, or your teeth have moved over the years, the good news is it’s never too late to embrace the perfect smile. And more and more Australians are doing so with adult braces. As a result, they are improving their dental health and enjoying increased confidence in […]

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Foods for healthy teeth

Good daily dental hygiene is one of the best habits you can have for healthy teeth, but did you know your diet can also assist in maintaining a great smile? The right foods can lower acidity levels in the mouth, stimulate saliva, help build healthy teeth and gums, and work towards combatting tooth decay and […]

What sugar really does to your teeth

Over the past couple of years sugar has been in the limelight, with a lot of column space dedicated to how it affects health, how common it is in everyday foods and what it’s like to quit sugar entirely. Yet, for a long time even before sugar hijacked the health headlines, we understood that sugar […]

Does your child have chalky teeth?

If you’ve noticed your child’s baby teeth have creamy brown or extra-white coloured spots, it could be a sign they have chalky teeth, and it’s important your consult a dentist sooner rather than later. So, what are chalky teeth and what do they mean for your child’s dental health? What are chalky teeth?  Estimated to […]

Tips for trouble-free teething

Your baby’s first tooth is an exciting milestone, but teething can also signal a period of increased irritability, discomfort and restlessness in your child. So, what can you do to assist? Here are our top tips for trouble-free teething. When does teething start? Your child’s first tiny tooth is likely to emerge anywhere between four […]

How to fix a gummy smile

A great smile plays a major role in how we socialise, interact and feel about ourselves, but sometimes even the straightest, whitest, beaming smile can be impacted by excessive gingival display. The good news is a “gummy smile”, as it’s known, can be fixed and often it’s as simple as orthodontics or cosmetic injections. What […]

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A bit about bridges

When you have a series of teeth that are damaged, missing or severely impacted by decay, bridges might be the recommended course of action. Bridges comprise one or multiple false teeth that are designed to replicate the look and function of real teeth. They are affixed to crowns which are placed over healthy existing teeth […]

When to consider crowns

When it comes to protecting a weakened tooth or restoring a tooth with extensive decay, crowns are one of the most common and effective treatment options available. Crowns help maintain the look and function of natural teeth, while also working to prevent further damage and deterioration. So, what exactly is a crown, how do they […]

Diabetes and dental health

For over one million Australians, managing diabetes is part of everyday life. But an often-overlooked side effect is that diabetes can potentially increase your risk of developing oral health conditions. If you’re among the many people with diabetes, here’s what you need to know about diabetes and dental health. How diabetes affects dental health Diabetes […]

The best ways to beat bad breath

Chances are at one stage or another you’ve encountered or personally experienced bad breath. Caused by bacteria that live in the mouth, bad breath (also known as halitosis) is very common, but often preventable using some very simple strategies. Here’s an insight into the best ways to beat bad breath so you can banish it […]

Ouch! Do you have sensitive teeth?

If you find yourself flinching when consuming cold and hot drinks, while eating citrus or when taking a breath of cold air, you might be experiencing sensitive teeth. Estimated to affect one person in nearly half of all Australian households, tooth sensitivity can be a sharp and sudden pain or feel as if your teeth […]

The Top 10 tooth brushing mistakes you probably make every day

Chances are you think very little about brushing your teeth as you go about this daily part of your routine. But make no mistake there are do’s and don’ts when it comes to brushing your teeth and they all add up over a lifetime of dental health. Here are the top 10 tooth brushing mistakes […]


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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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, […]

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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 […]

Room for improvement, says Australian dental health report

Australia’s dental health report card is in, and according to assessors there’s some serious room for improvement. They note the average Australian adult has around 13 decayed, filled or missing teeth, while less than half of all Australians have visited a dentist in the past 12 months. Here’s an insight into the state of Australia’s […]

How cosmetic injectables treat bruxism

If you regularly wake in the morning with a headache and sore jaw muscles, chances are you could be among the many people who suffer from bruxism. Estimated to affect half the population at some time, and five per cent on ongoing basis, the condition sees people clench their jaw and grind or gnash their […]

Five ways to improve your smile

Smiling is one of the most universally recognised facial gestures. Across every continent and culture, it conveys joy, self-confidence and, according to research, the act of smiling even make you happier and healthier. If your smile is just waiting to be seen but you feel self-conscious about its look, here are five ways to improve […]

Genetics and teeth

A bit like the ultimate lottery of life, genetics play a major role in our health, our wellbeing and our physical appearance. And just as genetics may impact the colour of your eyes, the shape of your nose, and whether or not you are prone to allergies, they also impact your teeth. In fact, genetics […]

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How orthodontic treatment benefits dental health

Often people turn to an orthodontist to improve the appearance of a smile, but the actual benefits of orthodontic treatment extend far beyond aesthetics. Straight teeth and a well-aligned bite can potentially set you up for a lifetime of better dental health, and here’s how… The orthodontic process Although the ultimate outcome of orthodontic treatment […]

What is a root canal?

Root canal – these are two words that often cause anxiety in dental patients, but that doesn’t have to be the case. A root canal is a relatively standard procedure that helps rid a tooth of infection yet maintains its function and structure. And, courtesy of modern anaesthetics and best dental practice, a root canal […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Top tips on dental hygiene

Over the course of a lifetime your teeth have a major role to play in your general wellbeing. They facilitate eating and speech, while their positioning also helps retain the shape of the face and the jaw. Protecting these hardworking teeth against cavities, disease and deterioration all comes down to routine and vigilance. Here our […]

Choosing a dentist

Like any health practitioner, your dentist should be a trusted advisor who works with you to optimise your general health and wellbeing. Meanwhile, a relationship with a good dentist could be one that spans decades, with their services and expertise extending to multiple generations of your family. So how do you go about finding the […]

Habits that damage your teeth

You might brush your teeth twice daily, floss regularly and visit your dentist each year without fail, but did you know there are a wealth of daily habits that could be undoing all this good work? Each day many people unwittingly partake in a host of habits that damage your teeth. From grinding to nail-biting, […]

How cavities are created

According to a recent study by the World Health Organization 60 to 90 per cent of school-aged children and nearly 100 per cent of adults globally have dental cavities. It’s a frightening statistic that in many cases could be avoided by good oral hygiene and regular access to a dentist. So, in a bid to […]

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Wisdom Tooth Removal Services | Brite Dental

Wisdom teeth are the last permanent teeth to spring up in a human mouth. These grow at the backmost part of the gumline of both upper and lower jaw. Erupting wisdom teeth are notorious for bringing severe pain if it becomes impacted, and a dentist may eventually recommend for a wisdom tooth removal. Why Do […]

The Dangers Of Oral Piercings

What is oral piercing? An oral piercing is a small hole in the tongue, lip or cheek so the person can wear jewelry as an expression of style. But it can be dangerous. Risks of oral piercing The mouth is filled with bacteria that can lead to infection and swelling. A swollen tongue can make […]

What causes bad breath and how to fight it

There are many causes of bad breath. Below are some details on the key reasons, and what you can do to reduce them. Bacteria One of the main causes of bad breath is bacteria. Bacteria is everywhere and we can’t get rid of it especially when there are good types of bacteria that our bodies […]

What Can You Do About Sensitive Teeth?

Tooth sensitivity can affect one or more teeth. It’s most common when you eat or drink something hot, cold, sweet, or sour. Sometimes a breath of cold air can set it off. The pain can be sharp and sudden and can shoot deep into the nerve endings of your teeth. What Causes Sensitive Teeth? You […]

Tooth Discoloration

There are several causes of tooth discoloration, including: Foods/drinks. Coffee, tea, colas, wines can stain your teeth. Tobacco use. Smoking or chewing tobacco can stain teeth. Poor dental hygiene. Inadequate brushing, flossing, and rinsing with an antiseptic mouthwash to remove plaque and stain-producing substances like