Each day your body produces approximately 1.5 litres of saliva, and it’s an important fluid that helps to disinfect your mouth naturally. Saliva prevents tooth decay, helps you to maintain healthy gums and washes away excess food particles. It contains vital substances that fight cavities and other infections. Your saliva also provides vital information about…Read More..
Ideally, your jaw is in its most relaxed position when at rest, but if your bite isn’t correctly aligned, it can cause problems with your jaw muscles and jaw joints, creating a painful condition called TMJ. Common signs of TMJ include clenching and grinding your teeth (bruxism), jaw pain, chronic headaches, and neck, shoulder and…Read More..
Having a beautiful, healthy smile could be simpler than you think by following our easy tips. See Your Dentist Frequently Most people need to see their dentist at least twice yearly, but some will benefit from more frequent visits. It’s a preventative approach that can save your teeth, not to mention a lot of money…Read More..
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..