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Preventative Care

AIRFLOW® and Guided Biofilm Therapy: Introducing the latest technology in preventative dental care

We are excited to introduce the EMS AIRFLOW® ONE for Guided Biofilm Therapy. This is the latest product and technology in preventative dental care. Guided Biofilm Therapy is a more effective and more comfortable way to remove dental plaque (dental biofilm) by using AIRFLOW® technology. AIRFLOW® is a revolutionary, non-contact product that was developed in […]

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Children's Dentistry, Preventative Care

Should I, or my child, wear a mouthguard whist playing sport?

Many people believe sport is a quintessential part of the Australian lifestyle. It is also strongly recommended by health professionals that both adults and children participate in a regular sport/physical activity due to the fantastic benefits to both physical and mental wellbeing. However, the Australian Dental Association (ADA) warns that each year, thousands of adults […]

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Cosmetic Dental

Dental Crowns: Everything you need to know

What is a dental crown? A dental crown is a custom-made, permanent restoration. They look like a hollow, tooth shaped “cap”, which is placed over a prepared natural tooth. When cemented into place, crowns completely cover the entire visible portion of the tooth that lies at and above the gum line.   Crowns are also […]

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Children's Dentistry, Preventative Care

Early Childhood Caries

Did you know that dental decay is the number one chronic infectious disease in children? This is a worldwide public health concern affecting both industrialised and developing nations. There are both immediate and long-term effects of the disease. It can also have a substantial impact on the children’s’ families both socially and economically1. What is […]

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Cosmetic Dental, Preventative Care

Denture Care

Both partial and complete (full) dentures need to be cleaned and cared for as dutifully as natural teeth as they are just as susceptible to stains, plaque and bacteria. Proper denture care is important for the health of both your dentures and mouth. Inadequate care can lead to problems with your gum tissue including bacterial […]

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Implantology

The Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental implants are the next best thing to healthy, natural teeth. If you have been considering getting an implant or would like to know more about them, we have compiled a list outlining the benefits of a dental implant against other alternative options. Strong and stable, a dental implant restores a lost tooth so that […]

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Preventative Care

Enamel Erosion

When people think about things that may damage or breakdown their teeth, they often think of things like sugars and sweets. Many people are unaware of the damaging effects that acids can have on the enamel of our teeth. What is enamel erosion? Enamel erosion can be described as a breakdown of the enamel surface […]

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General Dentistry

Dental Radiographs (X-rays)

Dental radiographs are the images obtained for investigation of various intra-oral conditions. They are commonly referred to as “X-rays”. X-rays are actually the electromagnetic radiation that passes through the body to produce the shadow-like images of structures of the body. We use radiographs to detect signs of disease or injury within the body not apparent […]

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Preventative Care

Dry Mouth

Dry mouth, also known as Xerostomia, is a condition that usually results from a decreased production of saliva. Dry mouth affects about 10% of all people and is more prevalent in women than men. Disorders of saliva production affect elderly people and those who are taking prescription and non-prescription medications most frequently. Saliva is an […]

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Preventative Care

Pregnancy and Teeth

Good oral hygiene habits mean less dental problems during and after pregnancy. Hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy can affect the body’s response to dental plaque (i.e. the film overlying teeth produced by and enclosing bacteria). This often leads to an increase in periodontal (gum) problems, sometimes called “pregnancy gingivitis”. Chronic gum (periodontal) disease has […]

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Children's Dentistry, Orthodontics, Preventative Care

Parafunction: what is it and what are the causes?

Parafunction means abnormal function. Parafunction includes activities such as thumb sucking, finger sucking, tongue thrusting or object sucking (e.g. a dummy). It is described as unusual habits or activities relating to the oral cavity (mouth) that have the potential to dramatically affect the direction of growth and development that can permanently affect one’s lifelong appearance […]

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Children's Dentistry, Orthodontics, Preventative Care

Thumb sucking – Tackling the issue

“How do I stop my child from sucking their thumb/fingers?” is a common question we hear from our patients. Stopping your child from thumb sucking can be very hard to do and we would love to say there was a definitive answer. Most children will not know they are doing it, or will do it […]

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