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...
Easy Tips to Stay Healthy These Holidays

Easy Tips to Stay Healthy These Holidays

During the school holidays, it’s easy to fall into bad eating habits so follow our simple tips to help keep the entire family healthy this year. Get your children involved with cooking as this will let them be part of your healthy eating regime, teaches them about proper nutrition and its fun to do as a family. Choose healthy meals that kids will like, for...
This Year Why Not Resolve to Have a Healthier Smile?

This Year Why Not Resolve to Have a Healthier Smile?

At this time of year, many people will resolve to eat healthier or to exercise regularly, but most will overlook their oral health. In fact, a healthy mouth is crucial because poor oral health can negatively affect your general health. We’ve listed a few tips to help you enjoy your healthiest and most beautiful smile yet for 2019. Schedule regular check-ups and hygiene appointments. Professional...
Simple Ways to Take Care of Your Teeth

Simple Ways to Take Care of Your Teeth

Good dental care should be a lifelong habit and practising excellent oral hygiene every day will help to keep your teeth in great shape, preventing future problems. Looking after your teeth isn’t tricky, and we’ve listed a few simple things that can help. Make sure you drink plenty of water and especially after each meal because this will help to rinse away food debris and...
Easy Tips for Caring for Baby Teeth

Easy Tips for Caring for Baby Teeth

It’s essential to take care of baby teeth even though they are only around for a few years. Follow these easy tips on how to care for your baby’s first teeth. Begin Oral Hygiene before Your Baby’s Teeth Erupt Make sure you begin to wipe your baby’s gums after each feeding using damp gauze or a washcloth wrapped around your finger. You can also buy...
Holiday Treats for Healthy Teeth

Holiday Treats for Healthy Teeth

Christmas is time to celebrate and to enjoy seasonal foods. Making healthy food choices will help to preserve your pearly whites. Keep Hydrated with Water Keep hydrated with plain water which helps wash away food debris and maintains a healthy amount of saliva. Saliva is your body’s protection against tooth decay because it helps to counteract erosive acids and it contains essential enzymes, proteins and...
Nutrient Deficiencies and Oral Health

Nutrient Deficiencies and Oral Health

Your dental health is essential for overall health, but if you want strong teeth and gums, you must choose nutritious foods. Did you realise that the symptoms of systemic problems including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, gastro-oesophageal reflux disease are often visible in your mouth and may be diagnosed by your dentist before your doctor? When you eat a healthy balanced diet, it helps to protect your...
It’s Time to Use It or Lose It!

It’s Time to Use It or Lose It!

  The New Year fast approaching and most private health insurance dental benefits expire on the 31st December. Unfortunately, most health funds do not allow rollover of benefits – they take a USE IT OR LOSE IT APPROACH. It is essential that if you have any required treatment that they are booked in and completed before the end of the calendar year so you can...