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Are You at High Risk of Decay?

Thursday, 19 October 2023
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It’s no secret that you may be more susceptible to developing cavities in your teeth if you don’t brush and floss your teeth daily. Many people don’t know that there are other factors that can bring trouble to your mouth. Risk of Decay Here are a few factors to consider that can lead to more decay. Genetics Did you know that not every mouth is created equal? Each one of us has a different kind and combination of bacteria in...

Brush Your Teeth

Why You Shouldn’t Brush Your Teeth After Vomiting Or Had Reflux

Monday, 11 September 2023
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Don’t Brush Your Teeth After Vomiting Reflux and vomiting are common in people of all ages. Many people are surprised to learn that they shouldn’t brush their teeth straight after having reflux or vomiting. The reason behind this is that the acid from the stomach softens the outer layer of the teeth, leaving it vulnerable to being brushed away with a toothbrush. Repeated brushing after reflux or vomiting results in loss of tooth structure that cannot be replaced by the...

Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry can Involve a Range of Treatments

Thursday, 11 May 2023
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Cosmetic dentistry is a type of dental care that focuses on improving the appearance of teeth and gums. Cosmetic dentistry can involve a range of treatments, including teeth whitening, bonding, veneers, crowns, bridges, and braces. It can also include reshaping existing teeth and gums, as well as replacing missing teeth. Cosmetic Dentistry Consultation The most important part in the process of improving aesthetics is to have a comprehensive consultation with your dentist. During this appointment you should advise your dentist...


How And Why To Get Rid Of The Dummy

Monday, 13 March 2023
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Like thumb sucking, dummies used for an extended period can result in an Anterior Open Bite. We need to ensure that children have stopped using their dummy by the age of 3-4, and definitely before any adult teeth start to erupt. Get Rid Of The Dummy Have a conversation with your child about them giving up the dummy, it is important that they are ready to get rid of it. Pick a period to do this and stick to it....

Finger Sucking

How To Break The Habit Of Thumb Or Finger Sucking

Wednesday, 8 March 2023
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Ideally, we want to break the habit of thumb or finger sucking before the age of 5. This is to prevent what is called an “Anterior Open Bite” which means that the front teeth don’t meet together while the back teeth are biting together. This results in speech problems and difficulty eating some foods.  An Anterior Open Bite usually needs correction with specialist orthodontics. Break The Habit Of Thumb Or Finger Sucking Have a conversation with your child to ensure...


Happy Valentine’s Day

Tuesday, 14 February 2023
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Tips to keep you and your Valentine smiling this year! Remember to keep up your water intake. Lack of hydration can decrease the quality and quantity of saliva which often leads to a higher rate of decay and bad breath. Be dentally smart when giving sweet treats. Dark chocolate contains less sugar than white and milk chocolate. Get any outstanding treatment completed – active decay and gum inflammation don’t smell or look very romantic if left to fester for a...

New Year’s Resolutions for Your Dental Health

Tuesday, 24 January 2023
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  Resolutions for Your Dental Health 1.Brush twice a day with the correct equipment Toothbrushing twice a day will clean approximately 60% of the surfaces of the teeth. Be sure to use either a soft manual toothbrush or a rotary electric toothbrush twice every day for good dental health. The plaque and food debris that you are brushing off is very soft so can easily be brushed off with soft bristles. A medium or hard toothbrush is too firm and...

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Checklist for Your Next Dental Visit

Thursday, 1 September 2022
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Checklist for Your Next Dental Visit Here’s a few suggestions on what to organize prior to your dental visit. Bringing your own headphones and phone/iPod to listen to your favourite podcast, music or relaxation meditation can be useful in distracting yourself from your dental appointment. Make sure you have had something to eat before your appointment. An empty rumbly tummy during a dental appointment will only increase any anxiety. Wear comfortable clothes for your appointment. The dental chair is not...

Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom Teeth. What’s All the Fuss About?

Thursday, 23 June 2022
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Many people are apprehensive about the removal of wisdom teeth, so we would like to share some information with you to remove the mystery. Wisdom Teeth: Details Wisdom teeth are the 3rd molar at the very back of the mouth. They are named wisdom teeth as they usually begin to erupt into the mouth between the ages of 18 and 24, which is the age we apparently begin to gain wisdom! Just like many other developmental milestones, these eruption dates...

Dental Examination

14 Things Your Dentist Does During your Dental Examination

Monday, 13 June 2022
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Dental Examination: Ever wondered what your dentist does during your dental examination? Here’s the most interesting things you should know before your next dentist visit: Important Things Your Dentist Does During Your Dental Examination Checks your skin on your face – Particularly the lower third of your face, between the nose and chin. This is the most common area for skin cancers. We check for unusual appearance of the skin. The dental light is very bright, and our magnified glasses...