Is it true that flossing your teeth is pointless?

Is it true that flossing your teeth is pointless?

Dentists have been encouraging their patients to floss with dental floss daily for more than 100 years. Some recent reports have shed some doubt as to whether flossing provides any benefits to your dental health. These reports state that there is no clear evidence showing that it does anything to promote better oral health. Could… Continue Reading

Teeth grinding – what you need to know

Teeth grinding – what you need to know

Bruxism, or teeth grinding, is a condition that affects both adults and children. It occurs when a person grinds or clenches their teeth, usually while they’re sleeping. In many cases, the person does not even know that they are grinding their teeth. Typically, it is the person’s parent or partner that hears the grinding while… Continue Reading

Do teeth whitening kits really work?

Do teeth whitening kits really work?

When asked, most people agree that they wish they had whiter teeth. This desire for the perfect smile has helped to flood the market with a variety of products promising to make your teeth whiter and brighter. Chances are that you have looked at some of these items and been tempted to buy them. But… Continue Reading

Are mouthguards from the chemist ok?

Are mouthguards from the chemist ok?

Mouthguards provide teeth with protection from trauma for those who play contact sports. A mouthguard can also be used to stop teeth grinding that occurs during the night. These protective devices are available from dentists and chemists. While a mouthguard from the chemist is less expensive than one from the dentist, should you go with… Continue Reading

Dental implants – the simple facts explained

Dental implants – the simple facts explained

For many patients, dental implants are an ideal option for replacing missing or damaged teeth. This dental technique has been used for more than 45 years and it is considered to be a very safe and effective procedure. It will restore your smile by filling any gaps you have with aesthetically-pleasing and permanently anchored artificial… Continue Reading

Do I need to wear a mouthguard for sport?

Do I need to wear a mouthguard for sport?

For more than 100 years, athletes have been using a mouthguard to protect their teeth and gums while playing contact sports, such as boxing and football. A mouthguard is a clear or coloured plastic device that fits over your teeth to protect them from any type of impact. If you or your child plays sport, a… Continue Reading

Children’s Dentistry – when should you schedule appointments?

Children’s Dentistry – when should you schedule appointments?

Although dental decay is the most common and widespread childhood disease, parents often overlook the importance of scheduling dental appointment for their children. With cavities at epidemic levels amongst children in Australia, it is important to make children’s dentistry a priority. The first dental visit should take place within six months of the first tooth… Continue Reading

Sports Mouth Guards – why custom fitted is best

Sports Mouth Guards – why custom fitted is best

Custom fitted mouth guards provide sports players with optimal protection for their teeth. Their precise fit to an individual’s mouth means that players are not impeded by wearing them. This means that players are less likely to toss them aside mid play and the chance of knocked-out teeth is reduced.  There is a vast difference… Continue Reading

Is it true that flossing your teeth is pointless?

Is it true that flossing your teeth is pointless?

Dentists have been encouraging their patients to floss with dental floss daily for more than 100 years. Some recent reports have shed some doubt as to whether flossing provides any benefits to your dental health. These reports state that there is no clear evidence showing that it does anything to promote better oral health. Could… Continue Reading

Teeth grinding – what you need to know

Teeth grinding – what you need to know

Bruxism, or teeth grinding, is a condition that affects both adults and children. It occurs when a person grinds or clenches their teeth, usually while they’re sleeping. In many cases, the person does not even know that they are grinding their teeth. Typically, it is the person’s parent or partner that hears the grinding while… Continue Reading

Do teeth whitening kits really work?

Do teeth whitening kits really work?

When asked, most people agree that they wish they had whiter teeth. This desire for the perfect smile has helped to flood the market with a variety of products promising to make your teeth whiter and brighter. Chances are that you have looked at some of these items and been tempted to buy them. But… Continue Reading

Are mouthguards from the chemist ok?

Are mouthguards from the chemist ok?

Mouthguards provide teeth with protection from trauma for those who play contact sports. A mouthguard can also be used to stop teeth grinding that occurs during the night. These protective devices are available from dentists and chemists. While a mouthguard from the chemist is less expensive than one from the dentist, should you go with… Continue Reading

Dental implants – the simple facts explained

Dental implants – the simple facts explained

For many patients, dental implants are an ideal option for replacing missing or damaged teeth. This dental technique has been used for more than 45 years and it is considered to be a very safe and effective procedure. It will restore your smile by filling any gaps you have with aesthetically-pleasing and permanently anchored artificial… Continue Reading

Do I need to wear a mouthguard for sport?

Do I need to wear a mouthguard for sport?

For more than 100 years, athletes have been using a mouthguard to protect their teeth and gums while playing contact sports, such as boxing and football. A mouthguard is a clear or coloured plastic device that fits over your teeth to protect them from any type of impact. If you or your child plays sport, a… Continue Reading

Children’s Dentistry – when should you schedule appointments?

Children’s Dentistry – when should you schedule appointments?

Although dental decay is the most common and widespread childhood disease, parents often overlook the importance of scheduling dental appointment for their children. With cavities at epidemic levels amongst children in Australia, it is important to make children’s dentistry a priority. The first dental visit should take place within six months of the first tooth… Continue Reading

Sports Mouth Guards – why custom fitted is best

Sports Mouth Guards – why custom fitted is best

Custom fitted mouth guards provide sports players with optimal protection for their teeth. Their precise fit to an individual’s mouth means that players are not impeded by wearing them. This means that players are less likely to toss them aside mid play and the chance of knocked-out teeth is reduced.  There is a vast difference… Continue Reading

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