Chocolate is a well-known cure for broken hearts and boredom or is essential for many celebrations. It is guaranteed to put a smile on anybody’s face, and now it has been proven that eating dark chocolate can reduce the risk of depression. Yes, you read correctly as eating chocolate is healthy within reason, but the…Read More..
Has it been a while since you last visited Smilexcellence for your checkup and hygiene appointment? We know it’s easy to delay professional dental care and especially if your teeth seem healthy. However, regularly avoiding dental checkups could put you at risk of developing gum disease, a bacterial infection that attacks your gums, making them…Read More..
Have you noticed your child has one or more that look ‘chalky’ and where they are discoloured and are whiter than normal or has discoloured patches look off-white, or brown or yellow? Usually these patches are softer and more porous, so the tooth enamel is more easily eroded when your child eats, and the risk…Read More..
If spring leaves you with the urge to clean, think about spring cleaning your oral health routine too. It’s an excellent time of year to book your regular checkups and hygiene appointments and especially as the summer months can be busy for many people. Regularly seeing us should be part of your preventative dental care…Read More..
Did you know 65% of Australians haven’t seen a dentist during the past two years? It is a statistic we’d love to see change. This month is an excellent chance to book a check-up if you are overdue. Keeping up with your regular check-ups is easy and cost-effective because we can detect and treat any…Read More..
If you suffer from seasonal allergies like hay fever, you know all about the unpleasant side-effects including coughing, sneezing, having a stuffy nose and itchy, watery eyes. What’s not so well-known is the potential effect on your dental health as allergies can increase the risk of tooth decay, gum disease, bad breath and sore throats….Read More..
Crown lengthening is a procedure normally used to improve gum health or in preparation for restorative or cosmetic treatments, for example, if you want dental crowns or veneers. When teeth have broken below the gum line or are substantially damaged, it is difficult to place dental crowns or veneers properly, so crown lengthening helps to…Read More..
Thumb sucking is a natural behaviour for a baby, providing comfort and contentment. Most young children will stop thumb or finger sucking on their own between ages two and four. Others find it more difficult to stop, and the habit can cause problems when it continues beyond this age, altering the development of their teeth…Read More..
While there are significant benefits in getting older, your body does need more attention, and your oral health is no exception. As we age we become more susceptible to dental disease and other dental problems. Fortunately, there is a lot you can do to maintain a healthy smile right throughout life. Tooth Decay An increased…Read More..
Early dental visits are essential for ensuring your little one grows up with a healthy smile. The first visit should occur soon after your child’s first birthday. It’s an excellent way for children to become accustomed to regular preventative dental care and we can provide useful and practical advice on how to care for…Read More..