Every August marks the Australian Dental Association’s annual oral health promotion event and which aims to educate and encourage Australians to look after their dental health. This year the campaign focuses on a new initiative to track oral health here in Australia. It is tempting to think that most Australians have pretty good oral health,…Read More..
Right now, we are holding a colouring competition for our younger patients and have already received some beautiful entries. If your child hasn’t entered yet, ask us for an entry form during your next visit or pop into our dental practice any time. We will be announcing the lucky prize winner in a later edition of…Read More..
We have designed a Find a Word which contains ten hidden toothy terms. If your child hasn’t tried it yet, ask us for a copy at your next visit. Word searches are just one way we engage with kids, and we find these tools can help them to learn about good oral care from a…Read More..
The night skies can be absolutely stunning, but how much do you and your family know about the stars? The Western Sydney University Observatory holds regular Astronomy Nights, and it’s an excellent opportunity to learn more about the night sky. These nights include a presentation and a short 3-D movie, and you can view the…Read More..
Preschoolers love to learn new things, so this is a fun activity that will get them thinking about the importance of looking after their teeth, all while learning their alphabet. 1.Find a simple cartoon drawing of a mouth on the internet and which has big white teeth. Print out the drawing and laminate it. 2.Search…Read More..
Getting your kids off to school in the mornings can be a rush, and unfortunately, many children will head off to school without a clean, healthy mouth. Worryingly, more than a few children begin their school lives with tooth decay, a completely avoidable disease. Here are some simple steps to make sure your child’s teeth…Read More..
Is a hot coffee or an indulgent ice cream more of a pain than a pleasure? Do your teeth twinge when you brush or floss? You may have tooth sensitivity. Possible causes of tooth sensitivity include dental problems like tooth decay and gum disease or worn and crumbling fillings. Problems can also be caused by…Read More..
Tooth sensitivity is a common problem, but did you know winter weather can make it worse? Sometimes even breathing in the colder air can be painful. This is because your teeth contract when exposed to cold and which can eventually cause microfractures in your teeth, creating the same sensations you feel when eating ice cream….Read More..
Wisdom teeth generally make their appearance during the late teens and early 20s, but not everybody has these teeth. It’s estimated that approximately a third of people are born without wisdom teeth. Your wisdom teeth are your third molars situated right at the back of the mouth. There are usually four wisdom teeth, one in…Read More..
Did you realise that during pregnancy your oral health can suffer? It is critical to look after your dental health and your baby’s dental health right from the start. Most importantly, make sure you come and see us during your pregnancy. While you are pregnant, it is perfectly safe to receive routine dental treatment. Please…Read More..