Protecting the Toothless Smile: Baby Dental Care Tips and Tricks

What You Should Know About Calculus Removal

When you visit your dentist for your bi-annual cleaning and check-up, the hygienist is going to remove the plaque and calculus from your teeth. Calculus, also known as tartar, is a hard deposit that forms on your teeth due to bacteria and food debris that was not removed through brushing or flossing. Once it turns […]

Is Coffee Bad For Your Teeth?

If you drink a lot of coffee, you may feel that your favourite drink gives you a lot of benefits. For example, you may simply like the taste or you may enjoy getting a regular caffeine boost during the day. While coffee may have its benefits, it also has downsides that may affect your teeth […]

4 Dental Situations That Require Immediate Attention

Outside of your twice-annual checkups and visiting your dentist for a toothache, there are some other reasons to see your dentist. You should consider these situations emergencies and seek help from your dentist as soon as possible. Infection or Abscessed Tooth While many sources of pain in your mouth aren’t necessarily emergencies, having a severe […]

Do You Need to Fast Before a Wisdom Tooth Extraction?

The position of wisdom teeth at the back of your mouth makes their extraction a complex procedure that requires some kind of anaesthetic. In some cases, your dentist will use a local anaesthetic, and you’ll be awake during the operation; in others, you may sleep through the whole thing under a general anaesthetic. The type […]

The Dos and Don’ts of Wearing Braces

When you first get your braces put on, you are likely excited about the prospect of having a beautiful, straight smile before too long. However, if this is your first time with braces, there are some things to know. Here are some dos and don’ts to keep in mind. Dos: The wires and brackets on […]

What are the most common aesthetic dentistry procedures?

Cosmetic dentistry has started seeing some major technological advancement over the years, as it begins to be more and more popular among the Australian people. Considered nothing more than a fad when it first appeared, people are starting to realize how beneficial cosmetic dentistry can be in terms of improving looks. Here are just three […]

The Nightly Grind: Why Am I Grinding My Teeth In My Sleep?

Grinding your teeth (more properly termed bruxism) while you sleep is a common problem and difficult to diagnose, especially if you sleep alone. However, if your dentist does diagnose you with nocturnal tooth grinding, that isn’t the end of the story–the hardest part of treating bruxism is figuring out what’s causing it. Medical professionals have […]