Are Metal Fillings Dangerous?

metal dental fillings dangerous

Before tooth-coloured white fillings became the new standard, metal amalgam fillings were used to repair decayed and damaged teeth for more than 150 years. These fillings combine several metals including copper, mercury, tin, zinc and occasionally silver, creating strong and long-lasting restoration... Continue reading


What Are the Signs of Tooth Decay in Children?

signs of tooth decay

Tooth decay is one of the most common diseases in Australia. It affects people of all ages, but young children are at the highest risk. The most recent National Child Oral Health Study found that 42% of children aged 5–10 had already experienced decay in their baby teeth, which are thinner an... Continue reading

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How to Brush Your Teeth Properly

how to brush teeth properly

Do you or your kids still get cavities or other dental problems, even though you brush your teeth every day? Regular teeth brushing is one of the best ways to keep plaque and tooth decay at bay, but you need to make sure you're brushing your teeth the right way. Good brushing includes everything f... Continue reading

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Don't Let a Toothache Spoil Your Christmas

taking care of your teeth during christmas

The holidays are often a time of over-indulgence for Australians of all ages, and it's not just your waistline that can suffer. Unhealthy food and drink loaded with sugar and acids contribute to tooth decay, cavities and gum disease, which could mean you see in the New Year with a toothache or worse... Continue reading

Tags:  Dental emergencies,  Emergencies,  Missing teeth,  Oral hygiene,  Periodontal treatment

5 Christmas Gifts to Help Kids Look After Their Teeth

christmas gifts for kids

Christmas is traditionally the worst time of year for teeth, but it doesn't have to be that way. As well as swapping out sugary snacks and drinks for healthy options, you can help your kids to take better care of their teeth and gums in 2020 with these dental gift ideas. 1. Tooth pillow Has your c... Continue reading

Tags:  Children's dentistry,  Dental emergencies,  Food and Lifestyle,  Missing teeth,  Mouth guards,  Oral hygiene,  Orthodontics

Can I Go to the Dentist When I'm Pregnant?

going to the dentist whilst pregnant

Hormonal changes during pregnancy can affect many parts of your body, including your teeth and gums. Looking after your oral health is always important, but it's even more vital during pregnancy, which increases risk factors for dental disease and associated health problems. You should keep up with... Continue reading

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How Can I Get Over My Fear of the Dentist?

getting over anxieties at the dentist

Do you feel nervous or anxious about going to the dentist? As many as 1 in 7 Australian adults say they have dental phobia (high dental fear), which can prevent them from getting the care they need. Milder forms of dental anxiety can usually be managed effectively, so you don't have to miss out on ... Continue reading

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Replacing All Your Teeth with Implants vs. Dentures

dentures or dental implants

If you need to replace all of your upper or lower teeth, or all the teeth in your mouth, dentures might be the obvious choice – but they're not the only option. Many people now choose to replace their teeth with full arch implants, which can support a complete bridge of replacement teeth with... Continue reading

Tags:  Dental implants,  Dentures,  Missing teeth

Is It Safe to Whiten Teeth at Home?

how to whiten teeth safely

Teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments in Australia, which can cover up stains and brighten teeth by several shades. These treatments can be provided at a dental clinic or in the comfort of your home. If you prefer a home whitening treatment, it's still important to see your... Continue reading

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Pros and Cons of Dental Veneers

dental veneers pros and cons

If you're not satisfied with your smile, you can talk to your dentist to find out what cosmetic treatments they offer to help you make the changes you want. Whether you want to whiten, straighten, reshape or resize teeth, dental veneers are a versatile treatment. But it's important to know the fact... Continue reading

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