How to Enjoy Your Easter Chocolate and be Cavity-Free Too

How to Enjoy Your Easter Chocolate and be Cavity-Free Too

With Easter just around the corner, chocolate treats are everywhere. While most people know that eating too much chocolate will ruin their diet, it’s easy to forget the potential effect on teeth. Whenever you eat foods that are sweet or starchy, your mouth bacteria use the excess sugars to create energy, producing a weak acid that erodes tooth enamel. Repeated exposure to these acids eventually...
Get Crafty This Easter with Projects Your Kids Will Love

Get Crafty This Easter with Projects Your Kids Will Love

This Easter, why not spend some time crafting with your kids? It’s a great way to spark their imagination and creativity. Easter Flowers Make pretty Easter flowers with cupcake liners that are folded in half and cut into petal shapes. Use several different size liners to make a multi-petalled flower, holding it together with floral wire poke through the middle and covered with paper or...
What to Do with the Kids This Easter Holiday

What to Do with the Kids This Easter Holiday

If you are busy planning your Easter activities, be sure to look into Party in the Park in Frankston. There are lots of activities for the entire family. Active kids will love the range of children’s sports available which includes Cricket Victoria, Auskick, and Frankston Netball Association is there too. There’s also bowling and obstacle courses, and if you have a little one that’s a...
How Are You Participating in Earth Hour?

How Are You Participating in Earth Hour?

On the 30th March, Earth Hour takes place between 8:30 and 9:30pm local time, and it’s the ideal moment to think about our environment. Organised by the World Wide Fund for Nature, it’s especially poignant here in Australia because we have some the world’s most beautiful and iconic wildlife and landscapes. Unfortunately, our biodiversity is under massive threat thanks to climate change, and it will affect some...
Have You Noticed There are More Women Dentists?

Have You Noticed There are More Women Dentists?

Not so long-ago dentistry was a male-oriented profession, but nowadays, you are just as likely to have a woman dentist. Because International Women’s Day is celebrated this month, we thought we’d look at how dentistry is changing and why more women realise it can be a fabulous career. A Caring Profession Dentistry is a profession where women can make a real difference to the lives...
Questions You Might Want to Ask Your Dentist

Questions You Might Want to Ask Your Dentist

The more you know about your dental health, the more easily you can take control of it, so next time you are in the dental chair, ask your dentist these questions. Do I Need to Improve My Dental Health? Even if you receive a clean bill of health at your next checkup, your dentist may still have some useful suggestions about how to improve your...
The Secret of Having a Healthy Smile

The Secret of Having a Healthy Smile

A beautiful, healthy smile is highly desirable, and often it’s easier to achieve than you ever imagined. Follow these easy suggestions to get your own gleaming smile. A whiter smile isn’t necessarily healthy and people who overuse over-the-counter teeth whitening products can over bleach their teeth, developing oral health problems. If you do want to whiten your teeth safely, ask us how at your next...
Learn How Drinking with a Straw Can Benefit Your Smile

Learn How Drinking with a Straw Can Benefit Your Smile

Using a drinking straw is a habit we tend to grow out of after childhood, but did you realise it can benefit your smile? We’ve listed three ways it can help take care of your teeth. Just choose biodegradable paper or some of the beautifully designed reusable straws to protect our beautiful environment. Increasing Your Water Consumption If you struggle to drink enough water, using...
What are Fissure Sealants?

What are Fissure Sealants?

If you have a child, our dentist might well discuss using fissure sealants to protect their adult back teeth soon after they erupt. Fissure sealants consist of a thin plastic coating that protects the chewing surfaces of back teeth. These teeth have quite deep fissures and grooves that easily trap food and bacteria, and they can be tricky to brush thoroughly. By coating these teeth...
Tooth Sensitivity and How to Treat It

Tooth Sensitivity and How to Treat It

Is eating an ice-cream a trial instead of a pleasure? Does a sip of hot coffee leave you wincing in pain? You may have sensitive teeth. What Causes Tooth Sensitivity? Tooth sensitivity can be caused by enamel erosion, where your tooth enamel has become thinner, exposing the more sensitive inner portion of the tooth. Any small cracks or chips in a tooth will also expose...