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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 […]

How to tell if your kids have sensitive gums

One key question that you might have for a Parramatta dentist concerns your children’s gums. Certain statistics claim that all children get gingivitis at some point in their lives, so how do you know whether your child might be affected? Let’s start by defining gingivitis. It sounds like a really scary term, but it basically […]

Signs Your Child May Need Braces

Braces are a necessity for many children around the country, and indeed around the world. Braces are worn from months to years to help to shift teeth in the mouth and bring them into correct alignment. This can not only make the teeth look more “normal” but reduce the risk of ongoing dental problems later […]

Is it Normal for Kids to Get Fillings?

Are fillings in children normal or not? It can be difficult to tell. If your child comes back from the dentist telling you they need a filling you might be somewhat mortified. However, many children require fillings from cavities. 3 in 5 children under 12 will require a filling according to the ACFF. While many […]

How to Avoid Ever Needing A Root Canal

The words “root canal” are enough to drive fear into the hearts of any sane adult. You would have surely heard horror stories from other people about not only how painful they can be, but how expensive they can be too. Avoiding a root canal is probably high on your list of “do not want” […]

Why It’s Best to Go Local for Your Health Care Providers

Do you go local for your health care providers? Whether it’s your doctor, your dentist, your optometrist, your dermatologist, or any other health professional, you may be seeing one that is many, many kilometres away. Whether it’s by choice – perhaps a friend recommended them to you, or simply because you used to see them […]

How Exactly Do Dental Implants Work?

Dental implants have been gaining in popularity for many years now. Their hard-wearing nature, natural look, and longevity have made them a mainstay in dentistry that is only becoming more prevalent around the world. Dental implants replace missing, rotten, or otherwise untenable teeth. Alternatives that have been used in similar cases are bridges and partial […]

Tips for Preparing Your Child for Their First Dental Check-Up

Your child’s first dental check-up is an important milestone in the ongoing care of their dental health. Ensuring your child has healthy teeth and gums from a very young age can ensure they don’t suffer from issues in the future. Your child’s first dental appointment should be on or before their first birthday. In preparing […]