Love your teeth – and they’ll love you back!

  The relationship we have with our teeth can be one of the longest and most beneficial we have, so it’s worthwhile taking the time and energy to invest some care and attention so we can keep a healthy smile for life. Read on to understand more about what you can do to maintain good […]

What are my options with cosmetic dentistry?

  Over the last few years, cosmetic dentistry has come a long way.  Alongside preventative oral health and restoration, dentists use their expertise to improve the look (aesthetics) of our teeth and enhance our smile.  Depending on what is needed, cosmetic treatments help to lighten, straighten, reshape or repair teeth so they look more natural […]

How to look after your teeth and gums this winter

  Along with skin changes during winter, oral health can also be affected when the weather is cooler. However, people with sensitive teeth and a dry mouth often become acutely aware that a lowered temperature, as well as a decrease in moisture in the air can cause an increase in sensitivity. There’s not much we […]

How nutritional supplements can affect your oral health

  Quite a few of us think that everyday vitamin and mineral supplements only do good for our health and wellbeing. Around 2/3 of Australians take dietary supplements with this understanding.  Though it’s worth remembering that all drugs, including medications and nutritional supplements, carry a possible risk of side effects. Commonly, the more supplements taken, […]

Do you know everything about the tooth fairy?

   Download your Tooth Fairy items here     We know the arrival of a lost tooth can happen quickly, so we wanted to ensure you have easy access to everything you need for a visit from the tooth fairy. So please find below your free, printable downloads of tooth fairy-related products by clicking on […]

Should I worry about a gummy smile?

We all have our own unique smile which adds to our individuality.   Though not everyone is happy with their smile, particularly when they feel their smile is ‘gummy’.  A gummy smile is when excess gum shows under the upper lip and the teeth appear too short in relation to the gums. Ideally, only a couple […]

Introduce interdental cleaning this Easter

  Cleaning between your teeth, or ‘interdental’ cleaning, is just as important as brushing the tooth surfaces. However, estimates have shown that around 3 out of 4 adults don’t clean between their teeth each day, placing them at an increased risk of tooth decay, gum disease and halitosis (bad breath).  At Easter particularly, when snacking […]

Learn why dentists may x-ray your teeth

When your dentist examines your mouth, they are looking for changes and potential problems which may need treatment. Regular appointments help to diagnose issues before they become serious. However, there’s a limit to how much can be seen with the naked eye, no matter how thorough the examination.  This is why x-rays are so valuable, […]

Let us help you decipher dentist lingo

  Many of us have had the experience of sitting in the dentist chair and thinking they’re talking another language. This is because dentists and their dental assistant use dental terminology to describe conditions of the teeth and mouth.  This terminology helps to record accurate information and save time. To patients their words can be […]

All you need to know about dentures

  Dentures are artificial teeth, used as a solution to fill the gaps when natural teeth are missing. Dentures, also called ‘false’ teeth, come in a range of different types. Generally, there are three categories of dentures: complete, partial or implant-retained.   As with other dental technology dentures have undergone several innovations, particularly in the last […]

Why should I get my cavities treated?

  Cavities or holes in teeth are also known as tooth decay or caries. Plaque, a sticky film of bacteria, constantly forms on your teeth. When you eat or drink foods containing sugars, the bacteria in plaque produce acids that attack tooth enamel. The stickiness of the plaque keeps these acids in contact with your […]

What to do with a dental emergency this holiday season

  How do I know what a dental emergency is? Urgent dental care is required in a dental emergency. This is often due to the pain that a person is in or to prevent any worsening of the issue. Such things can include: Severe toothache and pain Cracked or chipped teeth Dental trauma or accidents […]

Tips to help your dental health this season.

  While many people use an advent or 12-day calendar as a fun way to build anticipation in the lead up to Christmas, there are now many other alternatives to the traditional sugar-filled treats associated with these, including: Small toys- like crayons, craft supplies, hair clips, stickers or bouncy balls. Story a day- there are […]

Top dental tips for managing dental anxiety

  It’s normal to hear people say they’re nervous to see their dentist. Although hesitancy around dental appointments is common, there are many ways to overcome anxiety so you can ensure your oral health is being looked after. What can lead to dental anxiety? Dental anxiety or ‘dentophobia’ often stems from a bad or negative […]

Protecting your teeth from being extracted

  Reasons why you may need your teeth removed Unfortunately, sometimes tooth damage can be too extensive for a tooth to be saved.  Having a tooth removed is rarely the first treatment option, but there is only so much a filling or crown can do to restore and retain an existing tooth.  When there is […]

Did you know these 7 facts about your teeth?

  Teeth are fascinating and can give an insight into how we live our lives and our genetics.  Just as we rely on support around us, teeth also need strong and healthy foundations to function in the best possible way. But how much do you really know about your teeth?   Teeth can grow in […]

How to care for your teeth for all ages

  People used to assume they would need to wear dentures as they aged, but now with a better understanding of the importance of preventative health and oral care, most of us have a great chance of retaining our own teeth as age. Reducing the risk of extractions and restorative dental work requires a little […]

Should I be afraid of having a root canal done?

  Although the thought of having a root canal treatment can cause many of us to break out in a cold sweat, having a root canal done is generally painless and offers a solution to a problem. Root canal therapy is complex and requires a great deal of skill and attention to detail.  This is […]

What you need to know about toothpaste and its myths

  Although toothpaste may be caught up in the lifestyle and wellness industry, it is important that we are cautious when buying toothpaste and that our choices are not centred around how a tube looks or smells, but rather, its content.  Because what’s inside the tube and the way it helps keep our teeth and […]

How stress can affect your dental health

  Some degree of stress is normal and healthy for all of us. Stress helps to motivate our behaviour and achieve tasks throughout the day.  At some point though, when stress levels increase, they change from being helpful to potentially causing damage. The current COVID-19 pandemic has affected us all in many ways, including having […]

From crowns to bridges- understanding major dental treatments

  A common goal of dental treatment is to restore the appearance and function of teeth so that they work harmoniously with each other. Teeth have a direct influence on the way we bite, chew and talk as well as how we look. When teeth are damaged or missing, it can result in pain or […]

Snoring and sleep apnoea- how your dentist can help

  Snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) during sleep are signs that there is an interruption to the smooth flow of oxygen into and out of your airways. When snoring, air flows over and past the relaxed structures of the throat, causing the tissues to vibrate. Obstructive sleep apnoea happens when the walls of the […]

How to treat bad breath

  It’s easier to be aware when other people have bad breath (also known as halitosis), but we can be less aware if we have it ourselves. Bad breath is often a symptom of an underlying health issue, with something else going on in the mouth or gut. Most causes of bad breath can be […]

Five top teeth tips for Easter

  Easter is a great occasion to relax, catch up with loved ones and enjoy festive food and treats.  Chocolate, hot cross buns, sweets and cakes all make a special appearance over the Easter long weekend. However, four days of being a little more relaxed with our eating and snacking can affect our oral health […]

What’s useful to know about diabetes and dental care?

  With over 1.7 million diabetics in Australia, it’s important that we all know how diabetes can affect our overall health and dental health. If you have diabetes, maintaining normal blood sugar levels is just one part of your management plan. Your mouth also needs to be prioritised to reduce the risk of developing diabetes […]

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