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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…

Improving you oral health with CEREC

Misshapen, broken down, worn and decayed teeth do not function well and prove very difficult to keep clean. This means that these teeth can not only ruin your smile but also negatively affect your oral health. When we are unable to clean our teeth and gums properly bacteria and plaque can build up and cause…

Treatment for TMJ

Do you have difficulty chewing, regular headaches, jaw pain, locking or clicking? Any of these symptoms can be a sign that you have issues with your temporomandibular joint (TMJ). If you also have problems with bruxism or grinding your teeth, there may be a treatment option you haven’t considered yet- anti wrinkle injections. When injected…

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 2021. This means you may lose any benefits you have left as they do not roll over to the new…

Caring for your baby’s teeth

Many parents often ask when to start brushing their children’s teeth and how to care for their oral health. New parents often have a lot of questions surrounding this and we are here to help. Although baby teeth are temporary, they are very important in assisting your child to talk, eat and maintain space for…

Teeth Whitening for Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day coming up, preparation is in full swing. If you have a special date night planned and want to look your best and add a bit of extra sparkle to smile, our teeth whitening options are just for you. Teeth whitening is a very popular method of boosting your self-confidence as it is…

What do you know about children’s tooth decay?

Tooth decay is caused by bacteria in the mouth that feed on sugars contained in food and drink. These bacteria convert sugars into acids that can damage the outer layer of the teeth known as enamel. Over time, this can cause teeth to weaken and form cavities. Children may be more prone to tooth decay…

Oral Hygiene Tips

Taking care of your teeth every day is crucial to achieving healthy teeth. There are many steps you can take in order to achieve this which will assist with prevention of any problems. These steps can be as simple as brushing your teeth twice a day and incorporating flossing into your daily routine. Brushing your…