Wisdom teeth – the facts

Wisdom teeth – the facts

Here are some of the facts that you should be aware of regarding wisdom teeth; Fact #1 Wisdom teeth are the last of the permanent teeth to erupt. They are also called third molars. Fact #2 Wisdom teeth usually appear in the late teenage years or early twenties. Most people will have four wisdom teeth.… Continue Reading

How a dental hygienist works

How a dental hygienist works

At our practice in rural New South Wales, we have our own dental hygiene department because the role of the dental hygienist is so important. When you think of a dental hygienist, you may think of their role as being to scrape under your gums and teach you how to floss, but there’s so much… Continue Reading

Dentistry and facial injectables

Dentistry and facial injectables

If you’re looking to get facial injectables like Botox or fillers in your face, your first port of call may be a beautician. But did you know dentists can perform these treatments and are actually better equipped to do so? Performed facial injections is a relatively new development in Australia, following the trend in the… Continue Reading

Your top dental questions answered

Your top dental questions answered

When it comes to oral health, there are always many questions. Here are the answers to the top 10 most commonly asked oral heath questions: How often do teeth need to be cleaned by a professional? Brushing teeth is recommended twice daily and flossing once daily. Getting the teeth professionally cleaned by your Dentist or… Continue Reading

Cosmetic dentistry – is it worth it?

Cosmetic dentistry – is it worth it?

Cosmetic dentistry includes procedures that improve the appearance of your teeth by correcting or minimising flaws. Discoloured teeth, chipped teeth, cracked teeth, teeth that are too small, gaps between teeth and misshapen teeth can all be corrected with cosmetic dentistry. Cosmetic dentistry procedures are generally not considered necessary to protect the health of your teeth… Continue Reading

What is a dental splint

What is a dental splint

A dental splint is a hard plastic mouthguard that is positioned over the top teeth. It’s not as big or flexible as a sports mouthguard and it doesn’t fully cover all the teeth. These types of dental splints are used to treat chronic teeth grinding. While most people occasionally grind their teeth, chronic teeth grinding… Continue Reading

Top 5 tips for beating dental anxiety

Top 5 tips for beating dental anxiety

Dental anxiety affects many people across the country and prevents from getting the proper dental care they need. If your dental anxiety is preventing you from going to the dentist, there are several things you can do to lessen your anxiety level. In this article we look at the top 5 tips for beating this anxiety.… Continue Reading

7 tips to developing a great oral hygiene routine

7 tips to developing a great oral hygiene routine

A solid dental routine is essential for everyone. At Centre Street Dental, our dentists and oral hygienists can give you guidance. It’s important to remember that caring for your mouth at home involves brushing and flossing. Here are 7 tips showing how to develop an oral hygiene routine for you and your family.   1.… Continue Reading