How to look after your teeth and gums while travelling

looking after your teeth during your travels

Make time for a dental examination before you go on your trip Regular dental appointments are the best way to minimise your risk of dental emergencies. Your oral health professional can typically spot warning signs and potential problems before they become full-blown emergencies, such as toothache ... Continue reading

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Snoring in children

sleep apnoea in children

Should I be concerned if I notice that my child snores? Although snoring in children can be cute sometimes, snoring can also indicate underlying airway obstruction and the earlier it is picked up the better it is for the child. For young children, enlarged tonsils and adenoids can cause obstruction... Continue reading

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Some Benefits of Flossing Your Teeth

Man flossing his teeth during his oral health routine.

‘Have you been flossing regularly?’ is often a question that we are all greeted with as we step foot into a dental appointment. For a lot of us, the answer is ‘sometimes’ when what we really mean to say is no. If you aren’t already, here are some reasons you should co... Continue reading

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Baby Teeth – Tips on Baby Tooth Care

Little girl brushing her teeth.

Because baby teeth fall out after a few years, parents sometimes aren’t aware of the importance of keeping them healthy. It is important to take care of baby teeth to ensure healthy gums and future permanent teeth. If a baby tooth is affected by trauma, decay or an abscess it can cause damag... Continue reading

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Effect of Alcohol on Dental Health

We all love having a little drink every now and then. However, we often forget to think about the repercussions of alcohol on our health – specifically, our teeth. Alcohol can affect your teeth in different ways. First, up is staining – the colour in drinks comes from chromogens which... Continue reading

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Dental Implants, Bridges or Dentures: Which is Right for Me?

If any of your teeth are missing or too badly damaged to repair, it's important that you get them replaced as soon as possible. Your dentist can help you decide whether a dental implant, bridge or denture is the right option for you. Why do I need to replace missing teeth? Gaps in your teeth ... Continue reading

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The Low Down on Teeth Whitening


What’s the lowdown on over the counter products versus professional whitening systems? There are several ways to help whiten and brighten your teeth; however some ways are more effective and safer than others. Before whitening your teeth, it is important to have a dentist assess your suit... Continue reading

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Does a Root Canal Therapy Hurt?


Although it may sound like a scary procedure, the root canal is actually a safe and effective treatment that dentists routinely perform. It has been unfairly portrayed as a painful procedure when in reality, it helps to relief the pain experienced when your tooth hurts from deep infection. Emplo... Continue reading

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Do Baby Teeth Need Fillings and Why?

Why Do Children Need Fillings? One of the common misconceptions about baby teeth is that if you find cavities in them, fillings are not required because the teeth are not permanent. That cannot be further from the truth. If the cavity is not restored with a filling and left to progress without ... READ MORE

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How To Maintain Dental Implants?

Most patients do not realise that dental implants, like any other natural tooth, can get infected. As bacteria can collect on implant surfaces, and this can lead to peri-implant mucositis and/or peri-implantitis. Peri-implant mucositis is a reversible inflammatory reaction within the soft tissues ... Continue reading

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