What Your Mouth Can Reveal About Your Health

What Your Mouth Can Reveal About Your Health

Did you realise that every time you visit our dentist, your mouth can provide valuable clues about your general health? Regular dental check-ups do a great deal more than just protect your smile! In fact, your oral health and general health are intimately connected. When we take routine dental x-rays, our dentist can assess the density of the bone around your teeth. Signs of any...
How to Host a Virtual Scavenger Hunt

How to Host a Virtual Scavenger Hunt

A virtual scavenger hunt is a great way to connect safely with family and friends or for children to stay in touch with their friends. It is also an excellent team-building activity and can be a fun way to begin or end an online meeting. Send Out Invites Send out your invitations with the time and program for everyone to connect. Include a link to...
The Not So Sweet Side of Halloween and Braces

The Not So Sweet Side of Halloween and Braces

Halloween is one celebration that you won’t want to miss, and we certainly don’t want to stop you from enjoying this spooky night of fun. However, it is sensible to take some precautions and to make the right choices to protect your smile, and especially if you wear braces. We’ve listed a few tips and tricks on how to get the most out of Halloween,...
Halloween Monster Burgers

Halloween Monster Burgers

These Halloween themed monster burgers are scary delicious and packed with flavour and are incredibly easy to make. They are a tasty addition to any Halloween party. Ingredients 4 beef burgers 4 slices cheddar cheese 4 brioche burger buns, halved and toasted 1tbsp olive oil 4 iceberg lettuce leaves 1 thinly sliced tomato 4 halved cherry tomatoes 8 black olives Tomato sauce and shoestring fries...
This September, Why Not Get a Bright and Beautiful Smile?

This September, Why Not Get a Bright and Beautiful Smile?

Did you know 65% of Australians haven’t seen a dentist during the past two years? It is a statistic we’d love to see change. This month is an excellent chance to book a check-up if you are overdue. Keeping up with your regular check-ups is easy and cost-effective because we can detect and treat any dental problems that much sooner, often before they cause discomfort....
How is Hay Fever Linked to Dental Health Problems?

How is Hay Fever Linked to Dental Health Problems?

If you suffer from seasonal allergies like hay fever, you know all about the unpleasant side-effects including coughing, sneezing, having a stuffy nose and itchy, watery eyes. What’s not so well-known is the potential effect on your dental health as allergies can increase the risk of tooth decay, gum disease, bad breath and sore throats. Frequently, hay fever causes sinus pain, and when your sinuses...
Getting Older and How It Affects Your Dental Health – The Life of Your Smile

Getting Older and How It Affects Your Dental Health – The Life of Your Smile

As you get older, the effects of ageing gradually become more obvious, and this includes changes to your dental health. A lifetime of bad oral habits can take its toll, but while some pessimistic people might say tooth loss is inevitable, it needn’t be. Common Dental Problems in Later Life Natural wear and tear caused by biting and chewing, and exposure to acids in the...
Lets talk crown lengthening

Lets talk crown lengthening

Crown lengthening is a procedure normally used to improve gum health or in preparation for restorative or cosmetic treatments, for example, if you want dental crowns or veneers. When teeth have broken below the gum line or are substantially damaged, it is difficult to place dental crowns or veneers properly, so crown lengthening helps to provide more space by exposing more of the natural tooth....
How Seasonal Allergies Can Impact Oral Health

How Seasonal Allergies Can Impact Oral Health

If you are prone to allergies, you may find they typically flare up twice yearly in the spring and autumn. This can lead to long months of misery where you feel congested, have an itchy nose, throat or mouth, or frequently find you need to sneeze or cough. Often, allergies can cause tingling or swollen lips or will irritate the gums, tongue or mouth. One...
Supercharged Foods for Your Teeth

Supercharged Foods for Your Teeth

We’ve all heard the saying you are what you eat, and this certainly applies to your dental health. Sugary foods like fizzy drinks and sweets will all contribute to tooth decay. Try to include at least some of these healthy, tooth-friendly foods in your diet. Cheese Cheese is great for teeth because it increases the pH level in your mouth, and just chewing cheese increases...