It is Halloween, and you almost certainly want to sink your teeth into one or two sweet treats, but if you wear braces you need to be cautious. We don’t recommend sugary foods as they provide fuel for bacteria in your mouth, helping them to produce acid that can cause tooth decay. When you wear…Read More..
Are you one of those people who typically hordes their Halloween treats for months on end? Here is some surprising news, as it can be better for your dental health to eat all your sweets at once! Unfortunately, this doesn’t mean eating lots of sweets is good for you, but it is better for your…Read More..
Incredible though it may seem, chocolate could be good for your teeth according to recent studies from the US, England and Japan. These studies have found that dark chocolate can help fight dental plaque and cavities and that compounds in chocolate could be even more effective at fighting tooth decay than fluoride. The cocoa bean…Read More..
If you have been thinking about spring cleaning lately, what about sprucing up your smile? Read our easy tips on dental care for spring. Replace Ageing Toothbrushes Take a good look at your toothbrush. Do the bristles look worn and splayed? Have you forgotten when you last replaced it? Spending a few dollars on a…Read More..
Not everyone welcomes the warmer spring weather and especially those who suffer from seasonal allergies that typically flare up during spring. During spring the pollen levels can rise rapidly, and mould can send out spores. Spring can mean suffering from a stuffy nose, sneezing fits and an itchy mouth, throat or eyes, but allergies can…Read More..
It’s spring, and that means it’s the start of the wedding season. Perhaps you’ve already had a few invites or are looking forward to your wedding and would love to know more about a springtime smile makeover. What Is a Smile Makeover? It might sound complicated, but a smile makeover simply means using one or…Read More..
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..