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Surviving and Enjoying Halloween with Braces

If your child is wearing braces, you might be a bit anxious about how to cope with Halloween. You want them to enjoy all the traditional celebrations, but without damaging their teeth or worrying about broken brackets and wires. Broken braces can delay treatment, and nobody wants to have an emergency appointment with the dentist…

Natural Ways You Can Balance Your Blood Sugar

Balancing your blood sugar is important, and especially if you have diabetes. When glucose levels remain imbalanced it increases the risk of issues like kidney or heart disease and nerve damage. Eat a Good Breakfast Starting the day with a healthy breakfast, including protein will help balance your blood sugar during the day and eating…

It’s Strange but True, As We are Telling You to Eat More Chocolate!

It might seem strange for your dentist to tell you to eat more chocolate, but dark chocolate especially isn’t as bad for your teeth compared with other sweets. If you intend to indulge this Halloween, dark chocolate is your best option. Why Choose Dark Chocolate? Dark chocolate contains four times the amount of antioxidants found…

How Does Age Impact the Health of Your Teeth – The Life of Your Smile

Ageing affects every part of your body, and that includes your oral health, but there is some good news as with the proper care, it’s possible to retain your natural teeth for life. However, the risk of developing gum disease, cavities, mouth infections and oral cancer is higher when you get older. Your teeth are…

Simple Ways You Can Spring Clean Your Health

It can be quite cathartic to spring clean your home and to get rid of unwanted junk, but it can also help to think about sprucing up your health and wellness routines at this time of year. It isn’t necessary to overhaul your entire life as even little changes can make a difference. Perhaps start…

How Can Hay Fever Affect Dental Health?

The allergy season is well underway, and many people have runny, stuffy noses and itchy eyes. If you are affected, your main concern may be how to cope with these side-effects, but hay fever can impact your teeth and gums. Toothache If you’ve developed a toothache in one of your upper back teeth, it could…

How is Your Oral Health Tracking?

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,…

Has Your Child Tried Our Toothy ‘Find a Word’?

We have designed a Find a Word which contains ten hidden toothy terms. If your child hasn’t tried it yet, ask us for a copy at your next visit. Word searches are just one way we engage with kids, and we find these tools can help them to learn about good oral care from a…

Did You Realise Dental Education is Fun?

Our regular patients will know we are a family-oriented practice and we warmly welcome patients of all ages, and especially young children. Teaching kids about the importance of dental care is enormously important, and we work with families to educate children in ways that are fun and engaging. We certainly don’t think tooth care should…

Keep Your Kid’s Teeth Top of Their Class: Back to School Oral Health Tips

Getting your kids off to school in the mornings can be a rush, and unfortunately, many children will head off to school without a clean, healthy mouth. Worryingly, more than a few children begin their school lives with tooth decay, a completely avoidable disease. Here are some simple steps to make sure your child’s teeth…