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How your dentist can fix bad breath

How your dentist can fix bad breath

Having bad breath from time to time, such as after eating a meal with garlic or onions, isn’t a cause for concern. However, having an unpleasant breath on a regular basis could indicate that you have an oral health problem. In addition to using mouthwash and brushing your teeth twice a day, you should also… Continue Reading

What to do about a dry mouth

What to do about a dry mouth

Dry mouth. We’ve all experienced it at one time or the other. Periodic dryness of the mouth isn’t anything to be concerned about. For most people, oral dryness isn’t a specific condition, but a simple annoyance caused by lack of fluids or even a case of nerves. This sort of ‘cotton mouth’ can be alleviated… Continue Reading

How often do my children need to visit the dentist?

How often do my children need to visit the dentist?

After your child is born, it is recommended that you take them to see a doctor at regular intervals to ensure they are growing, healthy, and happy. But what about dental visits? When should visits to a children’s dentist be scheduled? As babies don’t have teeth right away, going to the dentist may not immediately… Continue Reading

Thumb sucking, finger sucking and pacifier use

Thumb sucking, finger sucking and pacifier use

The sucking reflex is naturally present in every child at birth. Due to this, with time, babies start sucking everything which comes near their mouth. It is common to see newly born babies sucking their fist and palms. However, with time this habit gets shifted to thumb sucking, and finger sucking as the newborn baby… Continue Reading

The value of single-tooth implants

The value of single-tooth implants

A single-tooth implant is as close as you can get to replacing a real tooth. A titanium screw bonds to the bone in the jaw, acting like a sort of root to the tooth. The dentist then screws a crown into the implant—the bone actually grows onto the implant. Dental implants are strong, and they… Continue Reading

Porcelain veneers – creating the smile of your dreams

Porcelain veneers – creating the smile of your dreams

If you’ve always dreamed of having perfectly formed and neatly aligned teeth, you may be interested to know that porcelain veneers can create a perfect smile. Veneers made of exquisite porcelain can tidy up your smile and can be fitted in just three professional appointments. The veneer procedure is painless and often much less expensive… Continue Reading

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