5 ways your dentist can tell when you’re stressed

When Jessica Chia visited the dentist for her annual check-up, she was surprised when he asked her if she was experiencing a stressful time at home or at work. He pointed out that she had a couple of ulcers on her tongue and observed that she had been grinding her teeth unconsciously during the night….

What’s the best way to care for removable dentures?

Removable partial or full dentures require proper care to keep them clean, free from stains and looking their best. For good denture care: Remove and rinse dentures after eating. Run water over your dentures to remove food debris and other loose particles. You may want to place a towel on the counter or in the…

Dental implants: Do yours have a dirty little secret?

Peri-implantitis has been described as a ‘time bomb’, with an alarmingly high number of patients with dental implants unaware of the devastating effects of neglecting their oral health. Here, dental hygienist and therapist, Amanda Gallie, offers some top tips in protecting your investment. Few patients understand the consequences of a little-known disease that is emerging…

Dental Checks – Young Children

Children should have an oral health check by the time they turn two. Oral health professionals who may perform oral health checks for children include: dentists oral health therapists dental therapists dental hygienists. Other professionals who might perform oral health checks for very young children include: maternal and child health nurses general practitioners practice nurses. These…

Dental treatment

Everyone, including young children, should visit the dentist at least once every six months. Permanent teeth are designed to last a lifetime. The risk of tooth decay, gum disease and tooth loss can be reduced with good oral hygiene, a low-sugar diet, use of a mouthguard when playing sport, and regular visits to the dentist…

Tooth Decay – Young Children

Every child is at risk of tooth decay. The enamel (hard outer layer of teeth) is much thinner and softer on baby teeth, making them at greater risk of decay. The good news is that tooth decay is largely preventable. Causes of tooth decay in young children Bacteria (Mutans streptococci) in the mouth feed on…

Dental Fillings

Dental fillings are used to repair worn, decayed or damaged teeth. It is important to remember that cleaning your teeth regularly and enjoying a wide variety of nutritious foods can help to prevent tooth decay and avoid the need for fillings. Dental check-ups can help to make sure any problems are found and treated early….

Tooth decay

Tooth decay is the most common condition affecting teeth. It can cause pain, discomfort and affect eating, speaking and sleeping. The good news is that tooth decay is largely preventable.

How To Spot A Cavity Before It’s Too Late

Many patients are surprised to hear that around 60 percent of school children and nearly 100 percent of all adults worldwide have at least one minor cavity. Even more surprising is the fact that a vast majority of cavities are preventable with the proper oral hygiene habits at home and regular dental checkups. Here is…