Posts Categorized: Preventative Dentistry

Why Do You Need Regular Dental Check-ups?

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Why do I need regular dental check-ups? Regular dental check-ups are important as your dentist can provide preventive dental care, check for early signs of dental decay, gum disease, and other dental conditions. What is calculus? The key to looking […]

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When should I bring my child to the dentist?


When should I bring my child to the dentist? Prevention is better than cure. This saying fits perfectly to children’s oral health. The Australian Dental Association’s recommendation is to take your child to the dentist shortly after the eruption of […]

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Why is an Oral Health Therapist Important?

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Who is an Oral Health Therapist? An oral health therapist (OHT) is a dental clinician who is trained to be both a dental therapist and a dental hygienist with a primary focus on health promotion and disease prevention. As a […]

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Do I need to wear a mouthguard?


What is a mouthguard? A mouthguard is a flexible rubber device that sits on the top arch of the mouth to protect the teeth from trauma. If you play a sport with the chance of contact, you should really consider […]

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Chewing Sugarless Gum to Prevent Decay

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Chewing Gum to Prevent Cavities Do you enjoy the refreshing taste of chewing gum?  Well gum chewers, clinical studies have shown that chewing sugarless gum for 20 minutes following meals can help prevent tooth decay. Chewing sugarless gum increases the […]

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Do I need a custom-made mouth guard?

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Do I need a custom-made mouth guard? Children are back at school and have started signing up for their favourite sport.  Adults are also signing up for the new season of sport. Everyone checks to see that the shoes and […]

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Diabetes and Your Oral Health

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Adults and children with poorly controlled diabetes have a higher risk of tooth problems and gum disease than people without diabetes.   Regular dental visits  Check out our New Patient Special   Visit your dentist every 6 months for advice […]

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Why Dentists Take Dental X-Rays?

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Dentists take Dental X-Rays as they are a useful diagnostic tool helping to detect damage and disease not visible with the naked eye. How often Dental  X-Rays should be taken depends on your individual needs such as your age, your […]

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Canker Sores


Honey heals Canker Sores….this is no joke!!!!   Canker sores are painful oral lesions which we in the dental profession still don’t know how they are caused. In the latest edition of Quintessence International ( an eminent Journal in the […]

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Healthy Teeth Tips – Halloween Candy: a trick or treat?

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Kids and adults love candy! But their teeth don’t! Dr Tony Cassimatis from the Brisbane Smile Centre has some healthy teeth tips on Halloween treats. 1.    Not all candy is the same. Actually inspect your child’s candy stash and remove […]

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