3 Reasons Why You Should Make Your Child’s First Dentist Appointment Immediately

Adequate dental care is important for children and adults alike. Despite this importance, a recent study by the University of Adelaide showed that more than 40% of children aged between five and ten years have decay in their teeth. Perhaps even more alarming are the results which show that one in nine children up to the age of 14 have never even visited a dentist. If you're a parent and you haven't yet taken your children for a dental visit, then here are three reasons why you should make that appointment as soon as possible. Read More 

Signs You Need to Make the Trip to the Emergency Dental Clinic

When you have tooth pain or issues, it seems like they tend to come when you normal family dentist is out of the office or on holiday. Though the pain may be awful, you probably battle with yourself on the choice to wait until your dentist is back in the office or to go into the emergency dental clinic. The problem is, there are times when waiting could make things worse or allow infection to spread and cause other issues with your health. Read More 

What You Need To Know About Cosmetic Dental Bonding

Dental bonding has become such a popular treatment option due to the fact that it provides a strong attachment between the tooth's original dentin and enamel and the filling material. As a matter of fact, a person who has gone through dental bonding has teeth looking like the original and functioning just as well. This article looks at the dental bonding procedure, when it is applicable as well as its merits. Read More 

Oral Lichen Planus: Working With Your Dentist To Minimise Pain And Complications

Despite the enormous leaps and bounds that oral and dental medical science have made in recent years, there are still some conditions which can affect the mouth and cannot be cured. Lichen planus, a mysterious illness that can affect various parts of the body including the mouth, is one of them. However, all that scientific progress wasn't for nothing, and although a case of oral lichen planus cannot be cured (yet), your dentist can offer you a range of palliative treatments to minimise the discomfort of living with this chronic illness. Read More 

Can Home Whitening Treatments Bleach Tetracycline Stains?

Staining on your teeth is sometimes caused by food, drinks and habits such as smoking. In some cases, it may be caused by medications, including some antibiotics such as tetracycline. If your mother took this kind of antibiotic when she was pregnant or you had regular doses in childhood when your teeth were developing, you may end up with discoloured teeth that you want to whiten. Do home whitening kits bleach out these stains, and what other whitening options do you have? Read More