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A little vitamin D for your oral health goes a long way!

Many people realise that vitamin D is essential for good health but are unaware of its impact on oral health. Receiving enough vitamin D can reduce the rate of tooth decay and prevent other serious diseases like gum disease. One study showed that children who received a vitamin D supplement every day had fewer cavities […] Read more

Dec, 21, 2021

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 […] Read more

Dec, 21, 2021

Why the CDBS is so important for our health system

We were thrilled by the news that the Australian Government is continuing to fund the Children’s Dental Benefits Scheme through 2022. If you have kids, you may already know a bit about this programme, which helps ensure children aged between two and 17 can access basic dental services and treatment by providing financial assistance.   […] Read more

Dec, 21, 2021

Dreaming of a white Christmas? How to make your teeth white in time for the holidays

With the holidays just around the corner, a brighter smile is on many people’s wish lists, but choosing the right method is important.   Natural home remedies such as oil pulling or brushing your teeth with baking soda or strawberries will do very little to brighten your smile. There are plenty of over-the-counter products to […] Read more

Dec, 10, 2021

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 […] Read more

Dec, 10, 2021

Ring in the New Year with a Dazzling Smile, Let Us Talk About Cosmetic Dentistry

The New Year can be the perfect time to think about rejuvenating the appearance of your teeth, and there are lots of exciting treatments that can help give you that dazzling smile of your dreams. Many cosmetic dentistry treatments are very affordable, and some can even help protect your teeth. Possible options include:   Adult […] Read more

Dec, 10, 2021

How to Recognise the Different Types of Tooth Cracks

We often see patients with tooth cracks, but while some are serious, other types may not need any treatment. There are five different types of tooth cracks which are: Craze lines Split tooth Vertical root fracture Cracked tooth Cusp fracture Craze lines are microfractures only affecting the enamel. They can be a sign of bruxism […] Read more

Nov, 15, 2021

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 […] Read more

Nov, 15, 2021

What to Do at Home If Your Child Has a Toothache

There’s nothing worse than seeing your child in pain, and unfortunately, toothache is common. There are many reasons why a child can develop a toothache. It can be due to a cavity, food trapped between teeth, or where a tooth is erupting and has started to push through the gums. If your child does have […] Read more

Nov, 15, 2021

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 […] Read more

Oct, 10, 2021

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