Management of TMJ with Occlusal Splints

Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders refer to a complex and poorly understood set of conditions, manifested by pain in the area of the jaw and associated muscles and limitations in the ability to make the normal movements of speech, facial expression, eating, chewing, and swallowing. For individuals who experience these symptoms it can prove to be…

Managing Dental Anxiety with Valium

In this age of anxiety, pain control has become an important aspect of dental care. It is now becoming more common for dentists to provide a type of in-office sedation for routine dental procedures. A segment of the population that would otherwise not seek care because of fear or anxiety is now receiving treatment. The…

Why Flossing Everyday Could Change Your Life

It’s no surprise to dentists to hear from patients that flossing isn’t happening on the daily. However, this is a cause for concern considering that if you rely solely on brushing to clean your teeth you are missing cleaning a large portion of your teeth and this leads to gum disease, tooth decay and even…

Dental Implants

A dental implant is a piece of metal that looks like a screw. It is put into the jaw where the missing tooth’s roots were. Over time, bone grows around the implant, which helps to hold it in place. An artificial tooth, or crown, is then attached to the metal to fill in the gap…

Thumb Sucking

It’s normal for babies to suck their fingers and thumbs as they are born with a reflex to suck any object placed in their mouth. This behaviour helps during the first few months of establishing feeding and disappears at around four months. There are usually no long-term ill-effects from thumb sucking in early childhood and…

Are you experiencing dental anxiety?

If you are feeling nervous or anxious when you think about coming to the dentist, you are not alone. Many people often put off their dental appointments and treatment or just avoid coming to the dentist altogether because of such severe anxiety. Unfortunately, this puts your oral health at risk. Many people experience anxieties due…

Child Dental Benefits Scheme

It is important to start looking after your baby’s teeth as soon as they come through. Visiting the dentist regularly is one part of good dental care. The Australian Government covers the cost of basic dental services for about 3 million children aged 2 to 17. The Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) is a scheme…

Mouthguards

Mouth guards are devices used to protect your teeth from grinding or clenching while you sleep or from injuries while you play sports. They can also help to reduce snoring and relieve obstructive sleep apnea. Mouth guards can reduce the risk of dental injuries. Sport, leisure and recreation activities are the most common cause of…

Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth are the molars (back teeth) that come through last, usually in your late teens or early 20s. This is a normal part of mouth development. There are usually four wisdom teeth – two in the upper jaw and two in the lower jaw – but some people have more, fewer, or even none…

Use it or Lose it EOFY

The end of financial year is fast approaching and we want to ensure all our patients are getting the most from their private health insurance. Some health insurance benefits will expire on 30th of June 2020. This means you may lose any benefits you have left as they do not roll over to the new…