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Can you get wisdom teeth in your 30’s?

The last permanent teeth to erupt are wisdom teeth – or third molars, they usually erupt around the ages of 17 and 20, with at least 90% of 20-year old’s having at least one wisdom tooth that hasn’t erupted, or has only partially erupted. Wisdom teeth can continue to erupt up until the age of […]

Some surprising developments in modern dentistry

Why are so many people afraid of their dentist? What are some of the things that worry you when your tooth starts to ache? Maybe you’re thinking about the pain of treatment or the swelling of your jaw afterwards. Or maybe you’re more uneasy about those strange dental instruments. Could be you’re just concerned about […]

Sports most likely to cause damage to your teeth

As we head into the summer months, children and adults alike will be back on the playing fields and be enjoying a wide range of summer sports. It’s a great time to be enjoying the outdoors; however, there are some sports (more than others) that can prove to be dangerous for your teeth. Here are […]

Some meals you really need to floss after

While many school programmes teach children the right way to brush, flossing is often neglected. As a result, many adults have the right toothbrush technique but are completely lost when it comes to flossing. Both the concept and practice can be intimidating. When you floss, you use a piece of string, dental floss, or dental […]

Who is sleep dentistry most suited for?

Some of us are terrified of dentists, even though we have no real reason to be. Odontophobia is just like Coulrophobia (fear of clowns). They’re both probably the result of watching a bad movie in childhood, but they have no basis in fact. Clowns make us laugh, and dentists brighten our smiles, so it’s not […]

What Do Healthy Gums Look Like? Tips for Checking Your Dental Health at Home

How can you tell if you have healthy teeth and gums if you don’t know how to spot them? That is the issue that we’re tackling in this week’s blog post. When you look in the mirror are you able to spot how healthy your mouth is? Do you know the markers of gum disease? […]

Everything you need to know about laser dentistry

Dentists are doctors for your teeth, or so you think. While dentists do a lot to fix your teeth, brightening your smile isn’t restricted to fillings and enamels. Sometimes, your dentist needs to work on your gums. Because they anchor your teeth, hold them in place, and control your blood supply, unhealthy gums can lead […]

What causes bad breath?

Some people worry about having bad breath – even though they don’t have it, while others who have bad breath don’t even realise it. Bad breath varies depending on the source and the cause of bad breath. It’s hard for you to work out how bad your breath does – or doesn’t smell, so ask […]

How early should you consider braces for your child?

Braces are an interesting concept. A patient agrees to have a strange-looking set of teeth for a year or two in exchange for a lifetime of beautiful smiles. In the past, they made wearers the target of teasing and unpleasantry, but these days, even adults wear braces. The concept behind braces is that they will […]

Why some people have thinner gums than others

You’ve probably heard a lot about cavities, sore gums, or even tooth canals. Have you heard about thin gums though? Probably not, or at least, you haven’t heard it described in these terms. It’s a lot more common that you’d think, and while it can be quite harmful, it’s also manageable in our dental Maroubra […]