Dental

Caring for your children’s teeth

Creating good oral hygiene habits is important from a young age and starts before the first tooth even comes through. Gummy babies are encouraged to become familiar with things in their mouth such as wash cloths, a soft bristled brush or teething toys. Once the first tooth begins to erupt, teeth should be brushed morning…

Dental Treatment Before, During and After Pregnancy

Taking good care of your teeth and gums is always important, but even more so when you are pregnant. Pregnancy causes many hormonal changes in your body and this, in turn, can increase your risk of developing gum disease. Below are some tips to help you maintain good oral health before, during and after pregnancy….

Do We Really Need to Floss?

The most forgotten step in our dental care routine, and maybe the most underestimated. Flossing helps with removing food and bacteria stuck in-between our teeth that daily brushing misses. Leaving the food and bacteria over time can lead to a few avoidable issues, such as bad breath, gum disease and can lead to decay. The…

Use it or lose it

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 2022. This means you may lose any benefits you have left as they do not roll over to the new…

Invisalign

Invisalign is a form of orthodontics that can straighten and adjust teeth, as well as fix bite misalignment issues. Unlike traditional orthodontic treatment, Invisalign uses clear aligners that are less noticeable than metal “train-track” braces. The process is simple, less invasive and can be more cost effective. Before beginning treatment, a scan will be taken…

Why dental visits are necessary for young children

The importance of dental hygiene is important in all ages and we highly encourage patients to visit a dentist from as early as 2 years of age. Keeping your children’s teeth and gums from a young age can assist in preventing infection, cavities and pain. At home it is important to brush your child’s teeth…

Do you need to brush baby’s teeth?

Teeth do not need to be cleaned unless they have erupted. However, it is just as important to clean the gums from approximately 3 months of age. This can be done using a wet face cloth or some gauze, twice a day. Baby teeth begin to erupt from 6-10 months of age, but every child…

What is a root canal and do I need it?

A root canal involves the removal of the nerve from the tooth. Treatment is a simple procedure that involves 2-3 appointments, 60-90 minutes, 3-4 weeks apart. The first stages of the root canal involves removing the nerve, placing antibiotics and cleaning out the root canals. The final stage involves filling the canals and placing a…

Sugar Intake

As the New Year is in full swing it’s the perfect time to reconsider some of those naughty habits, and consider how they may affect your smile. Did you know a high sugar diet can increase your risk of tooth decay? Sugar feeds the bacteria living in plaque on the teeth, causing decay and gum…

Mouthguards

  Mouthguards are recommended for anyone playing a contact sport but are also suggested for anyone who plays a sport or an activity where there is a risk of injury to your face and teeth. Mouthguards help protect your teeth and avoid injury such as broken teeth, a broken jaw, the dislodgment of teeth and…